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Summerland municipal staff no vaccine warrant – Penticton Western News

No vaccination mandate for Summerland municipal staff

Summerland policy contrasts with recent Penticton decision

While City of Penticton employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in January, no such requirement is in place for Summerland city staff.

Graham Statt, executive director of the Municipality of Summerland, said informal conversations with staff suggest that well over 80% of 102 municipal workers have received COVID-19 vaccines.

He added that the municipality is not planning a vaccination mandate similar to that of Penticton. Instead, a communicable disease policy is in place. The policy works effectively.

Municipal workplaces include the town hall, public works building, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, and recreational facilities.

The municipality has also provided space in public buildings for community vaccination clinics.

Staff members who wish to be vaccinated will be given paid time off for vaccination appointments.

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