Dear Team:

As Orange County continues to overcome the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, please know how much I appreciate your perseverance, resilience and commitment to the safety of our community and workplace. It has been a difficult few months, but you have risen to the occasion.

Below are some updates and reminders relating to incentives, vaccinations, webinars and wellness points.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners voted to approve incentives listed below for employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Incentive for employees who receive the vaccine by August 31:
  • One-time payout of $250 paid in October 2021
  • One day of personal leave

Incentive for employees who receive the vaccine after August 31, but on or prior to September 30:
  • One day of personal leave

Incentives apply to regular non-unionized and unionized employees covered under AFSCME, FOP, FOP-Lieutenants and LIUNA contracts as the impact bargaining process has been completed.

As a reminder, the updated vaccination deadlines for employees are as follows:

September 30, 2021

October 31, 2021
  • Receive second dose of Pfizer/Moderna (if applicable)
  • Complete updated online Vaccine Certification (if applicable)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
To ensure employees are aware of the latest information regarding the virus and the vaccine, we have created a COVID-19 Vaccine Resource library with a variety of educational tools and resources to learn more about the impact of the pandemic and the vaccine.

Webinar for Employees
Additionally, Dr. Christian Zuver will host another webinar for employees on Friday, September 24, at 9 a.m. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the vaccine, as well as ask questions and/or share your concerns about the vaccine. Questions must be submitted by September 23, at 9 a.m. to
The deadline for employees and/or spouses on the County’s medical benefits plan to earn at least 70 myOCWellness points is September 30, 2021. This will ensure employees/spouses receive the wellness flex credit in 2022. To self-report or check how many points you’ve earned, log into

Some quick ways to earn points include:

  • COVID-19 vaccine (20 points)
  • Personal Health Assessment through (20 points)
  • IOA Corporate 5k (20 points)
  • Annual Preventive Exam (20 points)
  • Mobile Mammogram (30 points)

Thank you for your continued support and all you do for our organization and our community.
Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Mayor signature