The Capital Regional District (CRD) announced a COVID-19 vaccine requirement as a means of employment with the organization.
The CRD said its 1,100 employees and volunteers will be required to be fully immunized with two COVID-19 vaccines by December 13th, 2021 or risk their job.
CRD employees and volunteers will provide their vaccination status with their BC Vaccine Card.
Accommodations will be made for the few employees who are unable to be vaccinated for legitimate medical reasons, the CRD statement read.
“The CRD has, and continues, to strongly encourage all of its staff to be vaccinated,” said Bob Lapham, Chief Administrative Officer.
“While we are confident that the overall vast majority of staff are vaccinated, implementing a vaccination policy at this time is one additional measure to ensure our workplaces, our staff, and our public are as safe as possible,” said Lapham.
Recently, BC Hydro introduced proof of vaccination as a record for their employees beginning November 22nd.
Additionally, the company will require all of its contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated by January 10th, 2022.