Brampton adopts vaccine policy for city employees, will allow negative testing option
Published September 24, 2021 at 2:01 pm
It took more than three weeks after an emergency council meeting, but the City of Brampton has officially adopted rules regarding COVID-19 and city staff.
The rules come into effect on Oct. 4 and allow until Oct. 15 for City of Brampton employees, contractors, consultants, students, and volunteers to disclose their vaccination status.
According to a release by the city, they are obligated to provide a safe working environment for all employees.
“The City of Brampton is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for all employees and members of the public,” said the release announcing the policy.
The city has chosen the more moderate path of Mississauga and the Region of Peel by allowing those who don’t want to get vaccinated, or reveal their vaccination status, to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and provide negative results.
The first deadline for providing vaccination status is Oct. 15. People with exemptions will be accommodated under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Unvaccinated employees who decide to become vaccinated following the directive coming into effect will be required to disclose their vaccination status by Nov. 14
Those who choose to remain unvaccinated as of Nov. 15 will be required to complete mandatory learning about COVID-19 vaccination. In addition, all employees who do not provide proof of vaccination will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing. Employees must demonstrate a negative COVID-19 result in order to attend the workplace.
As one of the largest employers in Peel Region, the City of Brampton employs more than 6,000 people.
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