Beginning November 22nd, BC Hydro will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all employees across the province.
BC Hydro employs more than 6,000 people in British Columbia.
Additionally, the company will require all of its contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated by January 10th, 2022.
The requirements will apply to everyone working at any BC Hydro work sites including the Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia.
“BC Hydro will continue to work with its employees, unions, and contractors in the coming weeks to further define the vaccination policy and provide details for accommodations for those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medically-approved exemption,” BC Hydro said in their release.
Government workers across the province are also required to be fully vaccinated, the BC Public Service Agency announced earlier this week.
According to the company, more than 2,000 of its employees have already reported their vaccine status and the vast majority are confirmed to be either fully or partially vaccinated at this time.
As of this publication, there are currently 5,929 active cases of COVID-19. Of that number, 373 people are in hospital with 132 being in ICU.