City of Winnipeg to require COVID-19 vaccines for front-line staff


The City of Winnipeg will be requiring COVID-19 vaccines for front-line employees.

The city said the requirement will be for those who have contact with vulnerable Winnipeggers, including children under 12.

“The requirement will extend to a number of employees including those working in public safety, community protection, recreation services, public transportation, and public-facing customer service roles,” the city said in a release.

Staff will be required to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15, 2021, with the city saying staff will need their first dose by Sept. 30 and their second no later than Oct. 28.

Vaccine information will start being collected next week.

The city will have more information during a news conference at 2 p.m. CTV News will be live-streaming the event.

This is a developing story. More details to come. 

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