With rising COVID-19 cases in Alberta, the City of Lethbridge has made the decision to implement a mandatory vaccination policy for all city staff. The city says at the end of the day, its goal is to protect the safety and health of its staff and the community. All staff will have until Nov. 15 to be fully vaccinated.
City Manager, Craig Dalton, says he acknowledges there may be some employees unhappy about this announcement, but says the risk of not taking this step was far greater than the objections that may be raised.
Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 31. As well, all employees at City owned facilities such as the Enmax Centre will need to receive the jab.