PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City staff in Portland, Oregon, have to be absolutely vaccinated towards the coronavirus — or receive a medical or spiritual exemption — by the center of October or they are going to be fired.
“With COVID-19 filling hospitals and claiming lives, we should do every little thing inside our energy to finish this pandemic and restore our neighborhood’s well being,” Mayor Ted Wheeler and all 4 City Commissioners wrote Monday in a letter to municipal employees.
The metropolis would require its roughly 6,800 staff to both submit proof of vaccination, present they’re within the strategy of being vaccinated or apply for an exemption by Sept. 10 and be absolutely vaccinated or granted an exemption by Oct. 18.
Those who fail to satisfy the deadline “shall be placed on a listing for separation from employment,” in accordance with the letter. The metropolis plans to supply a complete define of the new coverage later this week and to reply no matter questions municipal employees may need.
The Oregonian/OregonStay experiences that earlier this month, Multnomah County imposed a vaccine mandate on its staff and Gov. Kate Brown has introduced related necessities for all lecturers, well being care employees and state staff in Oregon.
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