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Lincoln County says vast majority of its employees included in vaccine mandate are vaccinated

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lincoln County says the vast majority of its employees included in Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s vaccine mandate have received the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of this months’ deadline.



Brown ordered that people working in the medical and education field to receive the vaccine by October 18 or risk losing their job.


Lincoln County human resources director Doug Collier told the Board of Commissioners Wednesday that 94 percent of the 165 affected county workers have shown proof of being vaccinated.

“We’re very close to wrapping this up with all of our impacted employees,” he said. 

Collier said about five employees have requested or received an exemption to the mandate.


The numbers do not include healthcare or education workers employed by other public or private employers in Lincoln County. 


Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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