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Vale will seek help from other emergency service agencies if Covid-related resignations develop

The Vale City Council tasked Todd Fuller, city manager, to seek alliances with outside agencies if a vaccination mandate by the governor triggers layoffs. (The Enterprise/FILE).

VALE – The city of Vale will attempt to create partnerships with local emergency service agencies if it loses members of its ambulance service because of a state Covid vaccine mandate.

The Vale City Council last week directed City Manager Todd Fuller to explore the emergency service options as the mandate deadline approaches.

The deadline for health care workers and teachers to be vaccinated is Oct. 18. Recently Gov. Kate Brown extended the deadline – from Oct. 18 to Nov. 30 – for about half of Oregon’s state employees.

Saturday, Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando reached out to Gov. Kate Brown for the third time in a letter outlining his concerns . . .