Update About Staff Vaccine Requirements

LONG TERM CARE UPDATE Parts of the Residential Care Staff COVID-19 Preventive Measures Order come into effect next week. Thank you to all of our staff who have already been vaccinated. Your actions have helped ensure the safety of your colleagues and the residents of Island Health. On September 16, employees who are not yet fully vaccinated will be required to undergo rapid testing for COVID-19 on every shift worked. We will be providing further information about the location and times for testing on each shift in the coming days. A reminder to those who are not yet vaccinated – you will need to receive your first dose by Monday, September 13th to meet the October 11 deadline for a second dose. On October 12th, both doses are required or you will not be permitted to work.

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