The City of Lethbridge recently implemented a policy on November 15th that all employees now have to be vaccinated if they want to continue to be employed. The General Manager of People and Culture for the city, Jason Elliott, says over 95 per cent of city employees have reported their vaccination status. Of that group, 96 per cent have been vaccinated or are in the process of being vaccinated. If employees do not receive the jab they will have to provide proof of a negative covid test before the start of their shift each day. Four city employees resigned due to the new policy.
94 per cent of all Lethbridge Fire and EMS staff have responded to the vaccination status request from the city. From that group over 97 per cent are fully vaccinated, or in the process of getting the jab.
Lethbridge Police Service have 96 per cent reporting, and of those 92 per cent are vaccinated.
Fire and EMS staff are bound to the Alberta Health Services policy which does not allow for a rapid testing option. The deadline for this time is November 30th.