Vaccine Mandate


On 12/8/21 your bargaining team came to an agreement with Lane County over the vaccine mandate.   Although some employees do not want the mandate, we chose to focus our efforts on mitigating the impacts from the mandate.    

Members have until January 19, 2022 to provide their vaccination status OR have a medical or religious exception to avoid being laid-off.   Lane County will assume any members not providing vaccination status or having an exception to be unvaccinated and will be laid off effective January 26, 2022.  Employees have until July 26, 2022 to be eligible for placement on the recall list.  Employees will be placed on the recall list for 2 years from the date they notify the County they are fully vaccinated.   

If you have not started the vaccination process, you have seven days from the date the MOU is signed (currently in process – likely December 9, 2021) to begin getting your vaccine.  To be fully vaccinated, you must have received two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine AND at least 14 days have passed since your final dose of the vaccine.  For the two-dose vaccine, it requires at least 35 days from date of first vaccine to be fully vaccinated.  Boosters are not required to be fully vaccinated.  

If you are granted a religious or medical exception you may be required to wear special masks, undergo COVID-19 testing, and other reasonable accommodations consistent with OSHA safety requirements and the current guidance from public health officials.   All accommodations will be at the County’s expense. 

No religious exceptions have been denied. 

The County agrees to pay ALL AFSCME represented employees employed on January 26, 2022 who have provided their vaccination status or been approved for a medical or religious exception a one-time payment of $250.  This includes the members who complied with the OHA vaccine mandate in October. 

Once the MOU is signed by all parties we will post on our website.