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City of Kamloops employees require mandatory COVID vaccinations


City of Kamloops employees, contractors and volunteers have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Proof of vaccination will be required starting Dec. 15, according to a City of Kamloops press release.

The details of the new policy have yet to be rolled out and are expected to be released on Oct. 31, which will include timelines, options and consequences for those are are not yet vaccinated.

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“We have strongly encouraged our employees to become vaccinated over the past six months, and we feel it is now time to put a policy around those expectations," chief administrative officer David Trawin said in the release.

The policy is expected to make accommodations for employees who are unable to be vaccinated in accordance with the B.C. Human Rights Code.

“We have taken employee and public safety very seriously throughout the pandemic and have followed public health advice and orders as the driver for our operational decisions at the City," Trawin said.

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