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January 3 2022 – Vaccine & Testing Communication for Persons Served Paid by OP

 

January 3, 2022

Attention Families/Guardians/Persons Served/Support Staff:

Important COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Information

In response to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with more than 100 employees, Opportunity Partners is now rolling out policies and procedures for COVID-19 vaccination tracking and testing for our staff and all persons served who are paid by OP. This includes all OP staff as well as persons served who work on our production floors, persons served who work at our community Supported Employment Team sites, and individuals being paid by OP for various community work experiences.

  • For individuals paid by OP: Please submit proof of vaccination, including an image of the proof with name, date of birth, date of COVID-19 vaccination(s) and vaccine manufacturer. Submissions should be sent to policy@opportunities.org. If you have questions, please email policy@opportunities.org or call 952-351-5404. Options for verification of vaccination include:
    • Pictures of the front and back of the vaccination card
    • Screenshots from your Docket App – if you download this app on your phone, it will pull a list of your immunization records. Here you can click on the square with arrow to the right of your name, download the PDF, and submit the PDF.
    • Screenshots from your My Chart – log in, go to Menu, My Record, My COVID-19 Information – here you can take a screenshot to submit (again this will be easiest with your MyChart app on your phone).
  • Beginning Feb. 9, persons paid by Opportunity Partners who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to submit weekly COVID test results. Watch for more information about testing specifications.
  • If you have not been vaccinated but plan to do so in order to avoid the weekly testing requirement, we urge you take action as soon as possible. One dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, followed by two weeks, is considered fully vaccinated.
  • There is a great deal of information available for you to learn more about the OSHA ETS and related topics. We have set up a page on our web site at https://opportunities.org/covid-19-update/ with links to the following documents:
    • OP COVID Vaccination/Testing/Face Covering Policy
    • OSHA ETS Summary
    • CDC Key Things to Know
    • OSHA Information on Penalties for False Information
    • OSHA Workers’ Rights
  • Note: We are aware that the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing objections to the OSHA ETS this week. We will notify you if anything changes, but we need to continue with our plans for compliance assuming it will go forward.

Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to comply with federal requirements and to keep our workplaces as safe and healthy as possible. Your time and attention to this information is greatly appreciated.

If you have questions, please email policy@opportunities.org or call 952-351-5404.

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