Following the provincial government public health orders, the City of Brandon is announcing that effective March 1, 2022, the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination And Testing Policy for all City of Brandon employees will be rescinded*.
This policy initially came into effect on November 1st, 2021 for employees working with vulnerable populations and was then expanded on January 11th, 2022 to include all employees.
“I am proud to report that 95.5% of our workforce is fully vaccinated, and this higher-than-average uptake has contributed to offering safe municipal services in Brandon,” says city manager Ron Bowles. “Following the Province’s lead, it is now time to focus on testing for those that have COVID-19 symptoms.”
As it has since the outset of its response to this global pandemic, the City of Brandon adheres to a high level of COVID-19 prevention protocols in its workplaces and public spaces, including, but not limited to: mandatory handwashing/sanitizing upon entrance to all civic facilities, the installation of plexiglass barriers at all public service counters, the establishment of safe physical distancing protocols in its facilities, mandatory face coverings, and extra cleaning of commonly-touched surfaces. More information on the City of Brandon’s COVID-19 response can be found at brandon.ca/covid-19-updates.
*Brandon Municipal Airport employees fall under Federal jurisdiction and are required to follow the Federal vaccine mandate.
(City of Brandon PSA)