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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employment Statement

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employment Statement

As Great Basin Institute navigates the changing public health circumstances, please know that we are proactively addressing concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The health and safety of our employees and partners is our top priority, and we have taken precautionary steps to reduce the spread of illness in our workplace.  The Institute will utilize resources published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as we continue all services while serving our partners. 

To mitigate the impacts of Coronavirus in our 2023 field season, GBI published a series of guidelines that allowed us to effectively operate throughout the pandemic. All Great Basin Institute employees are required to receive and provide proof of a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster prior to the first day of employment, unless a medical or religious exemption is submitted and approved.

We encourage you to apply for opportunities and do not hesitate to reach out to one of our staff members if you have questions or concerns regarding the recruitment process.

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, safety, and the benefits of being vaccinated, by providing the document, “Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines,” available at

The requirements of 29 CFR 1904.35(b)(1)(iv), which prohibits the employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating against an employee for reporting work- related injuries or illness, and section 11(c) of the OSH Act, which prohibits the employer from discriminating against an employee for exercising rights under, or as a result of actions that are required by, this section.

Section 11(c) also protects the employee from retaliation for filing an occupational safety or health complaint, reporting work-related injuries or illness, or otherwise exercising any rights afforded by the OSH Act; and the prohibitions of 18U.S.C.1001 and of section 17(g)of the OSH Act, which provide for criminal penalties associated with knowingly supplying false statements or documentation.

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