Employee COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination and Testing Policy

Ramsey County is committed to preventing the transmission of COVID-19 and creating a safe and healthy workplace for employees. All Ramsey County employees must certify to their vaccination status. Vaccinated employees are asked to provide proof of full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination must undergo COVID-19 testing and provide proof of COVID-19 test results on a weekly basis. Any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status must inform their supervisor and isolate at home until they can safely return to a county worksite. 

Employees hired on or after November 1, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination as a condition of their employment with Ramsey County. After a conditional job offer is made, job candidates must complete a certification of vaccination status form and submit proof of vaccination to the Human Resources Department before their start date. Religious and medical exemptions or reasonable accommodations to this requirement will be considered upon request by a job candidate as required by applicable law.

All employees regardless of vaccination status must also continue to comply with Ramsey County masking, social distancing or other safety protocols as determined necessary. This policy is subject to change at Ramsey County’s discretion based on public health guidance. Employees may be subject to additional vaccination, screening or testing requirements under department specific policies and/or state or federal law.

Read the full policy and procedures for employees (PDF)