Police officers in Mississauga and Bramptom must disclose vaccination status by October 25
Published October 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm
All Peel Regional Police officers in Mississauga and Brampton will be required to disclose if they have received COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the month.
Police have confirmed that the disclosures will need to be made by Oct. 25 as part of the service’s vaccination policy which is still in development.
Peel Public Health have recommended employers implement a vaccination policy and update their COVID-19 safety plans, and Const. Sarah Patten said in a release that the disclosures are a “first step” towards developing their own vaccine policy.
Police said all disclosure results will be kept secure and confidential, and that it is “desirable and beneficial to have as many employees vaccinated as possible.”
“In addition to stressing the importance of vaccination in reducing the spread of COVID-19, our organization will continue to endeavor to employ strategies and practices to keep all employees healthy and safe,” polcie said.
“This may include, but is not limited to, COVID-19 rapid antigen testing, arranging education sessions to promote vaccine confidence and placing potential limitations on certain paid duties and other roles within the organization.”
The service will continue to consult with Peel Public Health, its own Occupational Health & Safety team and the Peel Regional Police Association to develop and implement a vaccination policy.
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