Only 73 employees have not gotten vaccinated, and have been notified they will be laid off or terminated unless they show proof of vaccination or submit an exemption request by the Oct. 18 deadline, the county said.
The county auditor recommended the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office make it easier for people in custody to stay connected to the outside world at a time when COVID-19 precautions have put a temporary halt on in-person visits.
Multnomah County officials said on Thursday they’ve been forced to exempt the sheriff's office as well as parole and probation officers from a countywide vaccination mandate due to changing state health guidelines.
The ruling reverses an earlier decision that barred the limits. The county elections division will implement the $500 individual cap on campaign contributions, spending limits and disclosure requirements for candidates moving forward.