The Town of Aurora today announced that it is implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for
municipal staff. This aligns with similar announcements made recently by both public and private sector organizations.

“As an organization, we know this is the best way to keep both our staff and our community safe,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. “We believe that it is our responsibility to take this additional step to protect everyone, given the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and the pressure that we are under as a region and a province.”

All Town staff will be required to receive two doses of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine to ensure they have the best possible protection against the virus.

“This decision is the next step in a series of health and safety measures that the Town has implemented since the start of the pandemic both in our workplaces and in our community,” says Chief Administrative Officer Doug Nadorozny. “Our expectation is for staff to comply with the policy, absent a valid medical or human rights-based exemption, but our approach as an employer will be to educate first and enforce as necessary.”

In accordance with the new policy, staff will be required to show proof of having received two doses of a Health Canada-approved vaccine by November 1, 2021. More details on the policy and its related processes, including expectations for all staff, visitors and contractors, will be shared in the near future.