October 1 2021
HAMILTON, ON - In August 2021, Hamilton City Council approved a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Policy, which requires all City employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
As of yesterday, approximately 78 per cent of employees have reported in with their information required under the policy (proof of at least one dose of their vaccination, proof of exemption, or their education program attestation), with approximately 93 per cent of those employees reporting they are fully vaccinated.
We are pleased to see an increase in the number of employees who have received at least a first dose of the vaccine.
Employees who do not provide proof of both doses of their vaccination, or who are not fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021, will be required to submit regular negative COVID-19 testing results. More details on the process for COVID-19 testing will be available in the coming weeks.
- The Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Policy applies to all employees, including full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary, casual, volunteers, Council members, members of Council-appointed committees and students.
- Staff are working with leadership across the organization and our union partners to encourage more employees to become vaccinated and submit their proof of vaccination to the City.
- More information about getting vaccinated, including clinic locations and hours of operation is available at www.Hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine
- The Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Policy does not mandate vaccination. The policy mandates the disclosure of vaccination status.
It is encouraging to see so many city employees are doing their part to fight against this pandemic and foster a safe work environment for the city. The Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Policy ensures the health and well-being of city employees as well as patrons accessing city services are protected. Working together and trusting the science are the best things we can do to fight this virus – do it for yourself, your family and your community!”
- Mayor Fred Eisenberger