The City of Toronto has released its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for the 37,660 members of the Toronto Public Service.
Last week, Mayor John Tory announced a mandatory vaccination policy for all City of Toronto employees, to help protect the health and safety of City employees, residents and the community. The policy is now available online on the City’s website: www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/city-administration/corporate-policies/people-equity-policies/covid-19-mandatory-vaccination-policy/.
Under the policy, all members of the Toronto Public Service are required to disclose vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination by September 13. Staff who have not been vaccinated or who do not disclose their vaccination status will be required to attend mandatory education sessions.
By September 30, unvaccinated staff will be required to have received and reported their first vaccine dose for a two-dose vaccine or have received a single-dose vaccine. By October 30, all City staff will be required to have received their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The City will comply with its human rights obligations, and employees who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine under a protected ground set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code, will be entitled to accommodation.
All new City of Toronto employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the City.