Redmond Terminates Orders Requiring COVID Vaccines For Firefighters

Redmond firefighters and paramedics will no longer be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in the Eastside city.

The firefighters who lost their jobs for not complying with the state’s 2021 coronavirus vaccine mandate won’t be getting their jobs back as a result, however. The city says the former firefighters have the option to apply for a job, regardless of their vaccination status — but currently there are no open positions in the department.

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