Governor Brown recently announced that certain Oregon employees would be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain a disability or religious accommodation by October 18, 2021, or six weeks after the FDA gave full approval to a COVID-19 vaccine. With the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the deadline for these employees is October 18, 2021. Testing is no longer an alternative to the requirement to be fully vaccinated.
The Governor’s vaccine mandate applies to:
- Healthcare workers and healthcare staff;
- Public and private K-12 teachers, educators, support staff, and volunteers; and
- Oregon executive branch employees.
In related news, to ensure a uniform statewide approach regarding mask wearing, Multnomah County rescinded its mask mandate and is instead following the statewide OHA rule.
OHA has released updated rules implementing the Governors vaccine mandates for healthcare workers and teachers and staff.
NOW, NEXT, & BEYOND: Barran Liebman’s E-Alert series covering the COVID-19 pandemic, helping employers identify what they need to do now, next, and beyond to stay in compliance, be responsive to employees, and best position their business for the future. For past E-Alerts and other COVID-19 resources, visit our “Navigating Coronavirus in the Workplace” page here.
Electronic Alerts are written by Barran Liebman attorneys for their clients and friends. Alerts are not intended as legal advice, but as employment law, labor law, and employee benefits announcements. If this has been forwarded to you, and you would like to begin receiving Electronic Alerts directly, please email or call Traci Ray at 503-276-2115. Copyright ©2021 by Barran Liebman LLP.
Las Alertas electrónicas son escritas por abogados de Barran Liebman para sus clientes y amigos. Las Alertas no son proveídas como asesoramiento legal, sino solo como anuncios de leyes de empleo, leyes laborales y beneficios de empleo. Si esto ha sido remetido a usted y quisieras empezar a recibir las Alertas directamente, por favor mándanos un correo electrónico o llama a Traci Ray al 503-276-2115. Derechos de autor ©2021 por Barran Liebman LLP.