L21 Update – City of Regina Covid-19 Policy

On 21 September 2021 the City of Regina met with their Unions to discuss the proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. During this meeting it was announced to us that the City of Regina would be accelerating their timeframe due to the announcement from the Province of Saskatchewan.

As we understand it, they now have an implementation date of 1 October 2021.

Policy:

Our legal assessment has not yet been completed. We are hopeful that this accelerated timeline will not impede us from having it prior to implementation and will post a summary and conclusion on the L21 website once we have the information.

Testing:

The City has not provided us a detailed explanation of this process yet but they are committed to meeting with the Unions prior to implementation. When we know more about this we will post a summary and conclusion on our L21 website.

Non-compliance:

The policy itself has a section regarding non-compliance. The City of Regina has not provided us a detailed explanation of this process but they are committed to meeting with the Unions prior to implementation. When we know more about this we will post a summary and conclusion on our L21 website.

What this means to you:

Beginning today the City of Regina will start conducting status meetings with their staff with the intention of acquiring their vaccination status. During this meeting you will have four (4) options of declaration:

  1. Fully vaccinated.
  2. Partially vaccinated.
  3. Not been partially or fully vaccinated.
  4. Choose not to disclose any vaccination status.

Options 2, 3, & 4 will mean that you are part of the pool of employees who will be subject to regular testing.

We encourage all members to review the policy and attend the status meeting. If you have concerns regarding the safety of your information – the contact information for that department is located in the policy.

We know this has not answered very many questions but we will continue to keep you as informed as we are.

Laird Williamson / President