A religious exemption may be granted to an applicant only if immunization conflicts with a genuine and sincere religious belief. A Certificate of Immunization Exemption for religious reasons shall be signed by the applicant or, if the applicant is a minor, by the parent or guardian or legally authorized representative. By signing this certificate you are attesting that the immunization conflicts with a genuine and sincere religious belief and that the belief is in fact religious, and not based merely on philosophical, scientific, moral, personal, or medical opposition to immunizations. The Certificate of Immunization Exemption for religious reasons is valid only when notarized. A child granted a religious exemption may be excluded from child care or school during a disease outbreak. The length of time a child is excluded from child care or school will vary depending on the type of disease and the circumstances surrounding the outbreak, and could range from several days to over a month.