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City of Mississauga Reports Preliminary Employee Vaccination Results

COVID-19 | October 20, 2021

Following implementation of an employee and volunteer vaccination policy, the City of Mississauga is reporting that 90 per cent of active employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. With declarations still being collected from a small number of employee groups that have not had the opportunity to disclose their status yet, that number is expected to fluctuate.

“More than half of the City of Mississauga employees have been on the front lines of COVID-19 delivering essential services to the community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It is remarkable that City of Mississauga employee vaccination rates are trending higher than our community vaccination rates and I am hopeful that when all the data is in, the number will be on par with the Region of Peel’s two-dose coverage in our community.”

The process of disclosing vaccination status requires an employee to show their vaccination certificate in-person to their supervisor or manager. Due to the differing schedules between some staff and supervisors, the City of Mississauga will continue to collect disclosure information.

Employees who did not disclose or remain unvaccinated by choice have completed a mandatory education session on the benefits of being vaccinated and will participate in regular rapid antigen testing, at their cost, beginning November 1.

“Throughout the pandemic, employee health and safety has been at the forefront of all of our decisions at the City of Mississauga,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “We thank all of our employees for their cooperation with this new policy. We will continue to adapt policies and procedures to align with the current public health measures.”

The City of Mississauga received minimal exemption requests from employees, which are being handled on a case-by-case basis.

BACKGROUND:

  • The City of Mississauga implemented an employee and volunteer vaccination policy on September 27 which asked active employees to disclose their vaccination status before October 15.
  • Employees and volunteers who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, must provide the City with proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the workplace. Employees will be required to be tested regularly with timing dependent on their shift schedules.
  • The City of Mississauga hosted two employee vaccination clinics in May and June, 2021 that were offered to all employees who wished to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The City of Mississauga employs over 6,000 staff including part-time, contract, full-time and seasonal

Media Contact:

Mallory Cunnington

Senior Communications Advisor

City of Mississauga

905-615-3200, ext. 5232

mallory.cunnington@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151