Nearly 20 states have announced COVID-19 vaccine requirements for government employees as the Delta variant leads to an increase in coronavirus cases.
As per the requirements of most governors, government employees can choose to have regular virus tests instead of getting vaccinated. However, this is not an option for healthcare workers facing patients in New York and government employees in Illinois, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.
Here are the states that have taken steps to impose vaccine requirements on government employees.
All civil servants must be fully vaccinated or tested at least once a week starting September 30th. For healthcare workers, the testing option only applies to those with religious or medical reasons not to receive the vaccine.
By September 20, unvaccinated government employees must begin twice-weekly testing and continue wearing masks indoors in public spaces.
Long-term care workers must receive at least one dose of the vaccine by September 7th.
All state and county employees must be vaccinated or have weekly tests by August 16 Emergency call signed by Governor David Ige (D) on August 5th.
Starting October 4th, all civil servants working in must be vaccinated high-risk attitudes, such as prisons and veterans’ homes.
All contractors and government employees who work in government-run facilities must be fully vaccinated by October 1. If they cannot be vaccinated for religious or medical reasons, they must have a test twice a week.
Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced August 5 that government workers who work in community facilities must receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 1. Vaccination protocols apply to employees of 48 government agencies, including the Department of Health and Youth, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and Department of Veterans Affairs.
Those who do not provide proof of vaccination must follow the strict requirements for face covering and undergo a weekly COVID-19 test according to a. undergo public health systemis. Hogan warned that employees who lie about their vaccination status will face disciplinary action.
Massachusetts became the first state to require COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers on August 4. Government of Governor Charlie Baker (R) ordered Long-term employees in 378 non-state-run qualified care facilities and two soldiers’ homes to receive their first dose of a two-dose vaccine by September.
Starting October 10, the state health ministry will be authorized to stop new admissions to nursing homes where fewer than 75 percent of staff are vaccinated, according to a Public Health Emergency Ordinance. The Order will make exceptions to those with medical restrictions or “sincere religious beliefs”.
Starting August 15, civil servants who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take and submit weekly COVID-19 tests until their workplace reaches a vaccination rate of 70 percent. government Steve SisolakSteve SisolakNevada Gov. Sisolak Orders K-12 Students in Las Vegas, Reno, to Wear Masks Public Option Vital to ACA Legacy Retailers face a tough decision to once again ask for masks (D) announced the testing policy in July, while asking all government employees to get pre-vaccinated “to avoid the required weekly COVID-19 testing protocol and protect themselves from this deadly virus”.
New Jersey requires employees at certain high-risk government and private health care facilities and meeting places to be fully vaccinated by September 7, or to take COVID-19 tests at least once or twice a week. Governor Phil Murphy (D) said in an August 2 Notice that the state is “ready” Consider additional measures if we do not see a satisfactory increase in vaccination rates in these situations when this new requirement comes into effect. “
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New York’s 130,000 government employees and all healthcare workers with patient exposure in government hospitals need to get vaccinated before Labor Day, Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoJournalist Ross Barkan: Cuomo resigned because he had “no friends” in government (D) said on July 28th. Hey announced the same request for MTA and Port Authority employees on August 2nd. Transit and government employees have the option of having weekly tests instead of vaccination. This option does not apply to healthcare workers.
On July 29th, Governor Roy Cooper (D) said in a opinion that the state government has started checking the vaccination status of government employees. According to him, unvaccinated employees must wear a mask at least once a week and have themselves tested for the virus supreme command.
Oregon will become employees of all state agencies until October 18, or six weeks after a COVID-19 vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Gov. Kate BrownKate Brown34 says she is dealing with heat warnings as the Pacific Northwest faces a new heat wave Oregon wants to restore statewide mandate for indoor masks to put new spotlight on foreign ministers as campaign fields MORE (D) announced Tuesday. Staff do not have the option to have weekly tests, although there are exceptions for those who cannot be vaccinated because of a disability or “genuine religious belief”.
Starting September 7th, government health workers and high-risk community care workers must be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly tests. The request, announced by Gov. Tom WolfTom WolfPennsylvania State Health, prison workers in need of vaccination or testing Democratic governors urge Cuomo to resign (D) Tuesday, with an incentive of 8 hours of paid time off for all vaccinated civil servants from October.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Dan McKee (D) said that health care workers in state-licensed health facilities must be vaccinated by October. Until then, all unvaccinated employees at these facilities must wear surgical masks and have a COVID-19 test twice a week.
Governor Ralph Northam signed one Executive Directive on August 5th, which requires government employees to provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated or have weekly tests for COVID-19 by September 1st.
All government employees, including those who work remotely, must be fully vaccinated by October 18, Gov said. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeWashington Governor Orders Vaccines for Government and Health Care Workers Non-partisan Governors Push Biden Government To Biden Government Overnight Energy: Haaland, Native American Leader Urges Indigenous Land Protection | Biden returns to water protection before Obama | Western governors ask Biden for help with forest fires MORE (D) announced at a press conference last Monday. A “test-out option” is not offered to employees and anyone who refuses without medical or religious exception will be “fired”. The regulation also applies to employees in the private health sector and those in need of care.