- MUN and Eastern Health are among those following the regional government’s authority.
- On Wednesday, the Newfoundland and Labrador region lifted its compulsory vaccination policy for public service workers.
- The region’s most significant health power and school district and Memorial University follow the case.
Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare and education sectors who decided not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can return to work as early as Wednesday. The regional government raises its vaccination needs for public helpers.
The local government declared it would be lifting the condition last week, and effective Wednesday, the province’s most prominent health authority, school district, and university are following suit.
Eastern Health states the policy was put in place to safeguard patients, healthcare workers, and the community. The health authority states the vaccine ruling could be reinstated if the region’s COVID-19 epidemiology worsens.
The lifting of the mandate means 21 unvaccinated Eastern Health workers who are on leave without pay can be back to work as early as Wednesday, according to the health authority.
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Memorial University and the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District also lift their vaccine necessities.
In reports to CBC News, Memorial said 99 percent of students and workers were vaccinated, leaving just a small number of people who were placed on leave due to their vaccination position. CBC News said in February that 15 workers were placed on leave, including three teaching staff.
The university also stated it’s lifting its maks conditions on campus effective Wednesday. The school states wearing a mask is still highly encouraged as per Public Health advice, and the school will still provide masks for those who want to persist in wearing one.
The school district said nearly 35 people were initially set on leaving, but most returned after being granted a vaccine exemption.
Source – cbc.ca