COVID-19 Employee Vaccination or Testing Requirements
With cases of COVID-19 rising as a result of the delta variant, a policy requiring all employees to be vaccinated or tested regularly is in development. Information on the policy start date, how to show proof of vaccination or get tested, and a vaccination financial incentive is expected soon. Please stay tuned to Ramsey News and refer back to this page for the most up-to-date information about the vaccination or testing policy.
- Watch the Aug. 17 board of commissioners discussion about the vaccination or testing policy
- Read the Aug. 17 "From the County Manager" column which includes an update about the vaccination or testing policy
- Read the Aug. 10 "From the County Manager" column about the vaccination or testing policy
- Watch the Aug. 10 county board meeting discussion about the vaccination or testing policy
- View COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
This section will be updated regularly with new frequently asked questions. For FAQs about the vaccine or other employee questions, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs for employees page.
Third vaccine (booster)
Tracking vaccines or testing
Free vaccine is now widely available at locations throughout the community. Visit our COVID-19 vaccine page for a schedule of Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health clinics, state and partner sites, and other places you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are no vaccination clinics scheduled specifically for county employees at this time. Please stay tuned to Ramsey News and refer back to this page for the most up-to-date information. The county will have a financial incentive for employees who are vaccinated. More details are coming soon.
Proof of vaccination
What to do if you lose your vaccine card:
- If between doses, ask for a new one when you get your second dose.
- If fully vaccinated, contact the Minnesota Department of Health or call 651-201-3980.
- Lost your vaccine card? (PDF).
The new policy will require regular testing for all county employees who have not provided proof of vaccination against COVID-19. After the policy is finalized, details on how testing will be administered will be available on this page. The county will require polymerase chain reaction tests, also known as PCR tests. These molecular tests detect the virus's genetic material and are the most accurate tests for detecting the virus that causes COVID-19. The rapid result/antigen type of COVID-19 testing is less accurate.
Employees with an immediate need or concern can view the Minnesota COVID-19 testing sites map to find testing locations. For the most accurate results, select one of the PCR test type options (nasal swab PCR, oral swab PCR, saliva PCR, etc.) in the “type of test” field when searching the map. You can also visit the county's COVID-19 testing sites page for more information on who should get tested.
Other prevention resources
Fact sheets - COVID-19 vaccine information
- COVID-19 vaccine key messages (available in multiple languages).
- COVID-19 vaccine facts (available in multiple languages).
- How mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work (available in multiple languages).
- Vax facts - what you should know about COVID-19 vaccines (PDF).
- COVID-19 vaccine basics (available in multiple languages).
- Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 (available in multiple languages).
- What to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine (PDF).
- Get started with v-safe (available in multiple languages).
- How COVID-19 vaccines are made (available in multiple languages).
Fact sheets - pregnancy
- COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy (available in multiple languages).
- COVID-19 vaccine: frequently asked questions (produced by Sahan Journal and available in multiple languages).
- The conservation: between us, about us - COVID-19 vaccine (W. Kamau Bell and Black health care workers discuss the vaccine).
- Are vaccinations recommended for those who have already had COVID-19? (Dr. Lynne Ogawa explains).