Lane County announces vaccination requirement for employees

County government employees have until Nov. 30 to get fully vaccinated or face a provisional layoff. Certain exemptions will be allowed.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021 11:40 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2021 11:42 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. – Lane County Government announced Thursday that their employees and volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30, unless they have a qualifying exemption.

Those who are not vaccinated by the deadline and do not have an approved medical or religious exemption will be subject to a provisional layoff.

“As the public health authority for our community, one of the largest public service employers in the region and the organization leading efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 across our county for the past 18 months, we feel a deep sense of responsibility to walk our talk when it comes to science-backed methods to keep people safe from COVID-19,” said Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky.

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The county will be scheduling additional employee vaccination clinics for people to meet the deadline.

Law enforcement officers are not subject to the policy due to state law.

There are about 1,700 Lane County Government employees.

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