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Statement from the Mayor

Mayor and Council update on vaccination policy for Council

March 18, 2022 9:16 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

In January, an immunization policy that applies to members of City Council and volunteers appointed to Council boards and committees was approved. The policy was designed to mirror that of our City staff, to ensure we were all in alignment.

Yesterday, The City of Red Deer suspended the internal immunization policy that applies to all City of Red Deer staff. As a City Council, we have our own immunization policy and any changes to that policy would need to be discussed and decided upon at a Council meeting.

With our intent to be consistent with staff, City Council will bring this topic to the table in short order to decide on the future of our policy. We will also aim to take a cautious approach. Moving back into Council Chambers is something we are all looking forward to, but will do so with safety top of mind.

Council Chambers, which is on the second floor of City Hall in downtown Red Deer, has been equipped with safety features to support safe distancing, like plexiglass and capacity limits, but we can’t wait to welcome public, staff and media back to chambers, as well as be able to speak to our Council colleagues in person.

More information on when this item will come before Council will be released as soon as a date is selected.”

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