To help ensure the health and safety of both staff and visitors at Town facilities, Council has approved a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. The Policy asks Council and staff to demonstrate their vaccination status, however, there is no requirement to do so. Those who choose not to disclose their vaccination status, and those who are not yet fully vaccinated, will be required to take alternative safety measures to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
Alternative safety measures include, however, are not limited to:
- Testing of new employees prior to their start date
- Once weekly COVID-19 testing
- Wearing of masks in the workplace when within 2 metres of others
- Firefighters who are not fully vaccinated will not be permitted to respond on emergency calls
Additionally, visitors to Town facilities will be required to wear a mask, however, if physical distancing can be maintained, such as once seated for a meeting, masks can be removed.
Council and Administration are committed to the safety of those working in and visiting Town facilities and will regularly evaluate the effectiveness of this Policy and adjust it as required.
The policy will take effect Monday, September 20, 2021.