Oregon’s rural counties on their own if Covid vaccine mandate causes staff shortages

Jess Tolman, the chief of Vale Fire and Ambulance, is warning of service impairments if the state's vaccine mandate remains in place. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

SALEM – Rural counties that fear first responders will quit in bulk ahead of a mid-October vaccine mandate need to come up with their own solutions instead of relying on the state, according to state officials.

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