Jan 12, 2022

Ladysmith to implement COVID-19 vaccination policy

The Town of Ladysmith is taking steps to implement a COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff as we work to further mitigate the spread of the virus in our workplace, and more broadly in the community.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present serious public health challenges requiring community-level mobilization to ensure we are all doing everything we can to protect our family, friends and neighbours.

The Town policy to be implemented in the coming months will also apply to contractors as well as Town volunteers, such as members of the public serving on committees of Council that meet in person.

The Town has provided its staff with education and resources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic on the merits of vaccination, as well as implemented additional health and safety measures to protect staff while carrying out their respective duties.

Staff who are unable to fulfill the Proof of Vaccination requirement will be asked to complete regular rapid testing before arriving at work.  The BC Centre for Disease Control is making tests available to all local governments due to the essential services provided by employees.

The Town of Ladysmith has 129 employees across five divisions – Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Services, Community Services, Infrastructure Services, Finance and Ladysmith Fire/Rescue.