President Biden's September 9, 2021 Update Impacts

 IYR Colleagues, 

Yesterday afternoon, President Biden announced a new COVID-19 Action Plan to combat the surging delta variant of COVID-19. Among other things, this plan will require employers with more than 100 employees to ensure that every worker is either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submits to weekly testing for the coronavirus. As you probably know, Idaho Youth Ranch employs more than 100 employees. We understand the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is in the process of drafting new regulations to implement this requirement and anticipate further details from the federal government in the days to come. We do not expect this new plan to go into effect immediately.

Our Executive Leadership Team is in the process of reviewing this announcement and any related information, and we will let you know when we have a full understanding of what is required. In the meantime, please contact HR ( with any questions or concerns. Our top priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our team members, clients, volunteers, and customers, and we thank you for all you do to serve our mission.  We know that the stress of this pandemic has impacted everyone, and you have kept our services open to those who need them.  Let’s all continue to keep all of our colleagues in our thoughts, especially those who have had health impacts on themselves or their families. 

Scott Curtis