Vaccine Requirements

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Governor Brown issued a mandate requiring all K-12 employees and Health Care Workers be vaccinated by October 18, 2021. The rules for health care workers can be found here, and the rules for K-12 staff can be found here

The new administrative rules for health care workers and K-12 teachers removes the weekly testing option for those who aren't vaccinated and requires proof of  full vaccination (i.e. 14 days after 2nd dose of a two dose vaccine, or 1st dose for J&J vaccine) by Oct. 18, 2021 or documentation of a medical or religious exception. For healthcare workers, these requirement extends to all individuals, paid and unpaid, working, learning, assisting or observing who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients. For K-12, the requirements apply to all staff, employees and volunteers 16 and older at schools and school based programs.

The medical and religious exception forms can be found here:

The exception forms must be submitted to the employer. The employer is required to maintain vaccine documents and documentation for up to two years. The forms and documentation should not be sent to the OHA unless it is requested. Please note with an exception request, your employer may require you to take additional steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Workplaces are not required to provide exception accommodation if doing so would pose a direct threat to the excepted individual or others, or create undue hardship.

Healthcare Provider and Healthcare Staff Vaccine Rule FAQ's

Schools and School Based Programs Vaccine Rule FAQ's

Additional Resources:

OHA Communicable Disease and Reporting

Bureau of Labor & Industries