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News release: August 25, 2021

Peel Public Health strongly recommends businesses include employee vaccination policies in their COVID-19 workplace safety plan

Brampton ON. (August 25, 2021) – Today, Peel Public Health has issued a strong recommendation that all employers in Peel review and update their COVID-19 workplace safety plans, which are required under the Reopening Ontario Act, to:

Workplace safety policies should also include:

These recommendations are not intended to replace or conflict with provincial or federal legislation or directives, including Directive 6. Occupational health and safety in Ontario is within the scope of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Other statutes and considerations may also apply.

Vaccination is currently our best defense against severe illness or death from COVID-19 and may also support short and long-term business continuity, and a safer workplace environment. It’s important that employers help to protect their employees as best as possible and encouraging vaccination is one of the best ways to do that.

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region.

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Ashleigh Hawkins
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

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In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.