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Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Colleagues,

Further to our organization’s ongoing commitment to take important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and in light of yesterday’s announcement by the Province of Nova Scotia, the municipality is currently taking steps to prepare for a mandatory vaccination policy for its employees. This policy will require all municipal employees to be fully vaccinated by Dec.15, 2021.

This policy will represent a significant endeavour by the municipality – and its success relies upon each of us doing our part.

Rest assured that all employees will be provided the information they need over the coming days and weeks about the upcoming mandatory vaccination policy – including details regarding accommodation for those who cannot be vaccinated.

Any municipal employees who are not fully vaccinated by Dec. 15 will face employment consequences including unpaid administrative leave unless they have received an employer-approved exemption. Full vaccination will also be a condition for new staff being hired.

Together, our efforts to ensure all municipal employees are vaccinated will help to protect the health of staff, their families and friends, as well as the public we serve. And, as we’ve done from the start, the municipality will continue its practice of following the direction and guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of Nova Scotia.

As always, if you have questions, please speak with your manager/ supervisor.

Kind regards, amitiés, wela’lioq,

Jacques

To streamline your access to information related to COVID-19, below is a list of important links.

Public health information: Public Health Agency of Canada and Nova Scotia Health and Wellness

Municipal service adjustments: halifax.ca/coronavirus

hfxALERT, the municipality’s mass notification system: halifax.ca/hfxalert

Human Resources: MyHR@halifax.ca or 902.490.6145

Homewood Health’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP): 902.466.3327 or 1.800.663.1142

Halifax Regional Police Association EFAP: 902.430.8295 or 902.430.8296

International Association of Fire Fighters FFAP: 902.483.6068

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