Town of Minto to Implement Infectious Disease and Vaccine Policy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25, 2021
TOWN OF MINTO - As always, the Town of Minto is committed to safeguarding the health, wellbeing, and safety of our employees. This includes both physical and psychological health and safety.
As an employer, the Town of Minto has an obligation under the Ontario Health & Safety Act to take all necessary precautions to protect our employees. As such, we are taking every precaution to protect our staff, as well as those members of the community who visit our office once we reopen. Public health guidance indicates that vaccines provide a high level of protection against Covid-19 and all of the related variants.
The Town of Minto is implementing an infectious disease and vaccine policy to reflect recommendations from Public Health Ontario and Health Canada. This policy currently applies to the COVID-19 pandemic but there may be other public health risks in the future including another pandemic that require vaccinations and public safety measures. We want to take a leadership role, and make sure we are ready to meet those challenges.
To ensure the health & safety of our staff as well as our community, all staff of the Town of Minto are expected to follow public health guidance and to get vaccinated, including getting any required second dose or booster shot. The COVID-19 vaccines being offered in Canada are all considered effective and safe and are the best means to enable us to live in a world free of unnecessary lockdowns.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Town of Minto.