With the vaccination certificate program set to be implemented in Ontario as of September 22, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is providing support to local businesses and organizations with the launch of its COVID-19 workplace vaccination policy toolkit.
The toolkit is designed to help businesses 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.”
The Health Unit says 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.
Businesses and organizations are encouraged to visit Ontario.ca for additional tools and resources.
For more information, visit www.myhealthunit.ca/