Portland, Oregon 2021-10-18 09:10:49 –
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) – Today is the deadline for workers in Washington and Oregon to be fully vaccinated with COVID-19, unless they have a religious or medical exemption.
State employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus until 11:59 pm on Monday. October 4th was the last day that a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson, was considered fully vaccinated in time.
Multnomah County leaders told KOIN 6 News that only about 20 of the 6,000 workers have not yet been vaccinated. On the other hand, more than 500 correctional bureau employees have not applied for or have never obtained tax exemption.
According to the CDC, the prevalence of COVID-19 in Oregon remains high, with positive rates between 5% and 8%. It’s not just about Oregon. According to authorities, infection rates are high in most counties in all states.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee talked about the vaccine deadline a few days ago. At the time, Mr Insley said he did not believe that government services would have a significant impact on the withdrawal of people.
He added that more than 90% of Washington state workers had already been vaccinated towards the weekend.
“Washington has state officials working on public services to prevent an increase in infection rates, and (and) cares about the people they serve, themselves and their families, so we succeeded in this effort. “.” Said Insley.
KOIN 6 News asked the Oregon Police Department, the Oregon Department of Health, and local hospitals to comment on the deadline, but did not respond on Sunday.
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