The city will put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave
Ottawa has begun implementing their mandatory vaccine policy that could place workers on leave, or even dismiss them, if they failed to comply - a new rule that’s come up against resistance from four different unions. According to Ottawa's mandate, unvaccinated staff will need to get their first shot by September 15 and their second dose by October 15. All workers employed by the city government will need to be fully vaccinated by November 1. Exemptions can be made as long as there is written proof of a valid medical reason from a doctor or a nurse practitioner, according to the mandate.