Today, the City of Toronto reported that 23,730 members of the Toronto Public Service (TPS) are fully vaccinated, which is 88 per cent of City staff who disclosed their vaccination status. Five per cent of City staff who disclosed their vaccination status are partially vaccinated. TPs staff were required to disclose their vaccination status by September 17, under the City of Toronto’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees.
Currently, the primary focus for unvaccinated staff remains on education. It will continue to encourage compliance with the mandatory vaccination policy and monitor vaccination rates staff, as well as the evolving public health information, to determine if additional measures are required. Non-compliance will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Starting this week, staff who have not been fully vaccinated or who did not disclose their vaccination status are required to complete mandatory education, through an online training module developed by Toronto Public Health. Staff are expected to complete this training prior to the September 30 deadline to receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
All City staff are required to be fully vaccinated by October 30.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 according to officials.
Vaccination statistics of those that completed a vaccination disclosure form (as of end of day September 17)
• Total Vaccination Disclosure Forms completed: 26,904 (87 per cent of active workforce)
• Fully vaccinated: 23,730 (88 per cent)
• Partially vaccinated: 1,315 (5 per cent)
• Not vaccinated: 1,006 (3 per cent)
• Chose not to disclose: 783 (3 per cent)
The total number of active City of Toronto employees is 30,940. Active employees do not include employees who are on a long term leave of absence (e.g. long term disability, parental leave, earned deferred leave, etc.).