All of St Catharines council is now fully vaccinated

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Published August 20, 2021 at 12:06 pm


Leaders lead.

Whether that was the signal they intended to send or not, St Catharines’ leaders did precisely that.

Mayor Walter Sendzik announced last night (August 19) that he and all 12 of the city’s councillors were fully-vaccinated.

In a statement, Sendzik said his fellow councillors decided to disclose the information to their constituents and send the message that Niagara Region’s vaccination program had their full endorsement.

“As a Council, we felt it was important to do this now to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated and to assure residents that we are continuing to work together for the residents and taxpayers of St. Catharines,” he said.

The news comes on the heels of two things. One, St Catharines is hoping to open their doors to limited numbers of the public for council meetings next month. And two, the recent announcement from Toronto Mayor John Tory that his city staff will be mandated to be fully vaccinated.

So far, there have not been similar announcements from the other 11 municipalities in Niagara Region.

At the moment, St Catharines city staff isn’t mandated to be vaccinated.

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