News Release: Health Unit Supporting Businesses With New Workplace Vaccination Policy Toolkit

Posted on Thursday September 16, 2021

NIPISSING & PARRY SOUND, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is providing support to local businesses and organizations with the launch of a new COVID-19 workplace vaccination policy toolkit designed to help develop a vaccination policy for their staff. The Health Unit has also developed an education module to help employees better understand the importance of being vaccinated.

“It is strongly encouraged that every workplace develop and implement such policies,” explains Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “By establishing a COVID-19 vaccination policy, businesses and organizations help prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 in workplaces and help avoid workplace disruptions.”

A workplace vaccination policy is an important measure to promote the safety of employees and the public. If employers have any questions regarding employment vaccination policies, they are encouraged to email the Health Unit’s COVID-19 Response Team at covid-19.response@healthunit.ca.

Additionally, with the new vaccination certificate program being implemented in Ontario as of September 22, businesses and organizations are encouraged to visit Ontario.ca for various tools and resources.

For more information, visit www.myhealthunit.ca/VaccinePolicy.

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