The City of Oshawa is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination verification policy for all City employees to continue to protect the health and safety of our staff and the community members we serve.
All City employees will be required to disclose their vaccination status beginning October 1, 2021; with proof of full vaccination status by November 12, 2021. Those who do not are required to attend a mandatory education session on the benefits of getting vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccination verification policy applies to all City employees, including full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary, and casual, as well as students, volunteers and employees under direct contract. All new City employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
The City has worked with our unions in developing this policy and ensuring it follows the medical advice of the Province and Region while also meeting the health, safety and legal rights of our workers.
The City will fulfill its Ontario Human Rights Code obligations to accommodate staff who are legally entitled to exemptions, including those who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons.
The health and safety of our staff and community members continues to be the City of Oshawa’s top priority.
The City continues to post updates to its COVID-19 webpage at www.Oshawa.ca/COVID19. Visit the webpage for the latest updates on changes to services and programs, as well as frequently asked questions and resources.
For information about COVID-19 visit durham.ca/NovelCoronavirus. For vaccine information and appointments, visit durham.ca/COVIDVaccines. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, book a COVID test by completing the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca.