City of Hamilton Employer COVID 19 mandatory vaccine policy update.

City Council GIC voted to suspend the COVID 19 mandatory vaccine policy as recommended by Human Resources today.

The decision isn’t final until city council ratifies it next weekThe decision isn’t final until city council ratifies it next week.

How they voted:

Who was in favour of lifting the vaccination requirement

Terry Whitehead (Ward 14), Arlene VanderBeek (Ward 13), Maria Pearson (10), Esther Pauls (8), Jason Farr (2), Brad Clark (9).

Who was opposed

Maureen Wilson (1), Brenda Johnson (11), Mayor Fred Eisenberger, John-Paul Danko (8).

Absent

Russ Powers (5), Judi Partridge (15), Nrinder Nann (3), Sam Merulla (4), Tom Jackson (6), Lloyd Ferguson (12).

Once confirmed this will mean members on unpaid leave will be able to return to work. They should connect with their direct supervisors.

The City will maintain the vaccine mandate for city-run care homes (Lodges), paramedics and those working at Red Hill Child Care Services.