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West Kelowna joins growing list of Interior cities requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

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Staff working for the City of West Kelowna have to show proof of vaccination by Jan. 4.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with our employees to provide a safe work environment in line with public health orders and, aside from those orders, we need to do as much as we can beyond that,” CAO Paul Gipps said in a news release. “Not only will this policy help protect our employees, it will help protect our citizens who we serve across all city facilities."

The Jan. 4 deadline will allow employees time to get fully vaccinated, the news release says.

Kelowna and Kamloops have already announced similar requirements for their staff. The City of Penticton is making both staff and elected officials get vaccinated.

READ MORE: Penticton latest to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff, politicians


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