Effective December 1, 2022, the City of Quesnel will be rescinding its Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Mandatory vaccination against the COVID-19 virus will no longer be required for City staff, volunteers, and contractors.
In late 2021, the City introduced a mandatory vaccination policy in order to provide a safe work environment for its employees, contractors, and visitors and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Since the start of the pandemic, the health and safety of the City’s workforce and residents have been a top priority. COVID-19 has now become one of several respiratory illnesses that are prevalent locally and the impact of the virus on our community and the City of Quesnel organization is changing.
The City will continue to closely monitor the evolving public health information and the COVID-19 situation to protect the health and safety of its employees. As an employer, the City will continue to take every precaution reasonable to safeguard employees from workplace hazards, including COVID-19.
Public health officials continue to communicate that vaccination is the best way to keep ourselves, our co-workers, and our community safe. The City continues to strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help protect themselves and others, including a fall booster dose to prevent severe illness.
Communications Clerk, City of Quesnel