Malheur County continues to lag behind Idaho and Oregon state average COVID-19 vaccination rates, meaning many people in our community are still at risk of being infected and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. However, we do have many people who work who are vaccinated and protect themselves and the people they work with and serve. Many outbreaks start at work and cause hardship on the business, those who are sick, and those who must quarantine. We want people to be protected and businesses to thrive through COVID-19 vaccination.
One way people who are vaccinated can help their employer and coworkers is to encourage vaccination at work. Customize the templates below to communicate with staff about the COVID-19 vaccine. Share with business owners and managers and ask if these can be shared widely. Add your own logos and customize text to make it appropriate for your business or organization.
E-mail and Message Templates for Businesses About COVID-19 Vaccines:
- Introductory Letter This letter can be sent to your branches, offices, teams, or units to encourage review and use of the toolkit materials. The link also includes communication tools like vaccine fact sheets, posters, social media graphics, stickers you can print.
- Letter to Employees This letter about COVID-19 vaccination information can be sent to your employees.
- Newsletter Content This short newsletter-style blurb can be used in e-newsletters or hard copy newsletters that you distribute to employees. Consider a “special edition” newsletter and add information about who to contact for more information.
Thanks to Southwest District Health for sharing their excellent Vaccination Communication Toolkit.