Frequently Asked Questions
No. The Providence policy applies to vendors entering Providence facilities. Vendors who are fully remote are exempt from these requirements and are not required to provide vaccination or exemption information.
No. These vendors are exempt from tracking. Screening and tracking not required if the interaction is “fleeting” (i.e., in the facility long enough to make a delivery, pick up mail, boxes, etc.)
Vendors will be subject to all local protocols (e.g. health screening, masks, social distancing).
For interactions that are not fleeting (e.g. delivery to multiple floors or in-patient care areas) vendors are required to provide documentation of vaccination or exemption status via Vendormate or local ministry processes.
Employers are responsible for reviewing and approving exemptions per state and/or federal guidance. Providence cannot approve these exemptions on their behalf.
Please contact your employer for more information on their process for evaluating exemptions.
If you receive an approved exemption from your employer, please upload this to Vendormate or provide it to the ministry in accordance with their local processes.
- Washington – 10/18/2021
- Oregon – 10/18/2021
- California – 9/30/2021
- New Mexico – 10/18/2021
Dates are subject to change based on state or federal mandates.
For more information on state specific requirements, please refer to the desired state on our Supplier Credentialing and Access page.
Vendors who do not comply with Providence policy or state mandates by the deadline may be denied entry into Providence facilities.
Vendors must meet all requirements noted in Vendormate which are stipulated by Providence policy and other state and local health requirements.
The requirements will include COVID vaccination/exemption documentation and other information that meets Providence policy and/or government mandates.
Please contact your local ministry to understand their local COVID-19 vaccination and door entry requirements.
Providence is not responsible for vendor testing. Please contact your employer for details on how to meet state mandated testing requirements.