The City of Regina says 92 per cent of city employees have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
A city spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that 162 employees still need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
Active city employees have been required to provide either proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative result since October.
“I think the continued messaging that vaccinations are the way to prevent serious infection and hospitalization will continue to hammer that home. I am really proud of the citizens of Regina in terms of them stepping up and going to get vaccinated,” said Regina Mayor Sandra Masters on Tuesday.
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Costs of weekly COVID-19 tests for employees were covered by the city until Nov. 15.
However, city workers now have to take over paying for their COVID-19 tests if they are unvaccinated.
Masters added that the current health measures in place is working to reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission.
“We all have to do our part. We all play a role in public health. It’s called that for a reason,” the mayor stated.
“We have a number of events happening and coming up where people want to participate, so we want to see people be vaccinated for those.”
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