Mississauga considers ending COVID-19 vaccination policies


Published June 21, 2022 at 11:29 am


Mississauga City councillors and members of the public will no longer have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend council meetings in person if a motion being considered by municipal politicians is passed this week.

The motion, which would put an immediate end to restrictions that have been in place since last November, will be dealt with at City council tomorrow (June 22). It was put forward by Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney.

On April 27, the provincial government revoked all of its remaining COVID-19 regulations, paving the way for municipalities across Ontario to follow suit.

Many employers in Mississauga and beyond are still trying to determine if they should keep workplace vaccination rules in place.

On May 1, the City of Mississauga suspended its Employee and Volunteer Vaccination Policy, which had required workers to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before being allowed to enter the workplace.

Mississauga council adopted the COVID-19 regulations last fall, determining that as of Nov. 1, 2021 all members of council had to provide proof of full vaccination or be subject to regular mandatory rapid antigen testing in order to attend any council or committee meeting in person.

Additionally, as of last Nov. 10, all members of the public were required to show similar proof of vaccination to attend meetings in person.

Some councillors still attend the meetings virtually.

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