L&I: Businesses must verify vaccination

Schweitzer ‘urgently’ insists reconsideration of mandate

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Labor and Industries is requiring business owners to verify employees have been vaccinated.

Under the new May 21 mandate, the agency is also requiring employers to create a “log of workers who have verified they’ve been vaccinated and the date of verification.

“I believe they are crossing the line,” farmer Sen. Mark Schoessler, R-Ritzville, said Tuesday, May 25, reacting to the new mandate.

The rule also requires employers to check vaccination status daily as workers enter jobsites, marking badges or credentials to indicate vaccination and otherwise demonstrat...


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