Multnomah County may require contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by Oct. 18, 2021. This includes:
- Contractors who have in-person contact with Multnomah County clients, whether at Multnomah County facilities or other sites.
- Contractors who work in healthcare facilities or care for people in their homes or in settings where are more likely than the general public to have health conditions.
- Contractors who work at or in Multnomah County schools and have direct or indirect contact with students.
What must I do next?
All contractors with active contracts with Multnomah County must complete the following form by Oct. 18, 2021.
Why is this required?
The Multnomah County Chair, State of Oregon and Biden Administration have all issued vaccine mandates.
The State of Oregon also requires contractors who are healthcare providers or work in healthcare settings are required under Oregon Administrative Rule 333-019-1010 to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, 2021.
Contractors who work in a school setting or are working directly or indirectly with students must also be fully vaccinated per Oregon Administrative Rule 333-019-1030by Oct.18, 2021.
The Biden Administration also announced mandates for all federal employees, federal contractors and health-care workers at facilities that receive federal funding must show proof of vaccination, with no testing option.
What are contractors required to do?
Most contractors are covered by the state mandates. Contractors have an independent legal obligation to comply with the state requirements. If contractors fail to do so, they may be subject to civil penalties in the amount of $500 per day per violation.
What is fully vaccinated?
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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