Policy Number: OP-009
Policy Category: Administration
Approved by: OPL Board Accountability: CEO’s Office Approval Date: September 23, 2021
Effective date: September 24, 2021
Next Review Date: September 2022
Supersedes: New policy
The purpose of this policy is to mandate that all full-time, part-time, casual, students, temporary/contract staff, volunteers and contractors must be fully vaccinated.
This policy demonstrates the commitment Oakville Public Library (OPL) is taking to prioritize health and safety by taking every precaution reasonable from the hazard of COVID-19 through elimination of the hazard. This policy supports adopting enhanced safety measures, which includes establishing procedures requiring individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Where this is not possible, the policy supports appropriate safe, alternative accommodations based on individual circumstances. Through this policy, the library demonstrates its commitment to:
follow Halton Region Public Health recommendations, guidelines, and directives;
support all to be protected against COVID-19, and inform of immunization options and the potential consequences for non-immunization;
stress the importance of continued vigilance against COVID-19;
- ensure the protection of personal health information by safeguarding and limiting the collection/use/disclosure of such information to the extent necessary in accordance with any applicable privacy laws.