The City of Toronto is lifting its coronavirus vaccination mandate for employees, effective Dec. 1.
According to a press release, the mandate, which was introduced in September 2021, is ending due to more than 99 per cent of City employees and more than 90 per cent of the public having at least two doses of the vaccine. As of August 2021, 32,478 employees — 98.6 per cent of the City’s active workforce — were fully vaccinated.
The City will also reinstate nearly 350 employees, who either didn’t disclose their vaccination status or didn’t get vaccinated, into an unpaid leave. All employees currently on unpaid leave will be eligible to return to the workplace following the lifting of the mandate.
In January, the City terminated employment for 461 workers who didn’t receive a vaccine or failed to disclose their vaccination status.