The City of Winnipeg has mandated that frontline employees who have ongoing contact with vulnerable residents, including kids under 12 or work in high-risk settings with direct, ongoing contact with the public must be vaccinated.
According to the City, staff who work in identified positions, including public safety, community protection, public transportation, recreation services and the public-facing customer service roles will have until November 15, 2021, to be fully vaccinated.
“The health and safety of our residents and our employees has always been foremost in our minds as we continue to adapt to the changing COVID-19 landscape,” said Michael Jack, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Winnipeg. “We will continue to require masks, practice social distancing, and follow our other COVID-19 safety protocols inside City-operated facilities. Requiring our front-line employees to get their COVID-19 vaccination adds one more layer of protection for everyone, especially those who are still unable to get vaccinated.”
For staff who do not get vaccinated the City is looking at options that could include frequent testing requirements or moving them to jobs that do not involve contact with the public.
© News4.ca 2021