The COVID-19 pandemic has been an evolving public health issue in Canada. The Town of Oakville (town) continues to monitor guidance from all applicable public health authorities and reserves the right to revise this procedure as determined to be necessary and appropriate.
Health and safety of town staff and the public is a top priority, and as such the town is committed to taking every precaution reasonable under the circumstances. Given the continuing spread of COVID-19 and its variants within Ontario, the compelling data demonstrating a higher incidence of COVID-19 among the unvaccinated population, and the increasing levels of contact between individuals as businesses, services and activities have reopened, it is important for all employees within town facilities to be fully vaccinated in order to protect themselves against serious illness from COVID-19, as well as provide protection to others.
As part of our efforts towards promoting a healthy and safe workplace and community, Tenants/Licencees located within select town facilities will be required to verify proof of COVID-19 vaccination status of their employees.
All Tenants/Licencees located within select town facilities, as identified in Appendix A, shall comply with this Procedure.
Tenants/Licencees located within the identified town facilities will be required to verify proof of COVID-19 vaccination status of their employees. Tenants/Licencees will be required to provide the town a written attestation on a town approved form that all relevant personnel are fully vaccinated. It shall be a fundamental breach of the Tenant/Licence agreement entitling the town to terminate if such attestation is not provided or is incorrect.
Tenants/Licencees are required to ensure that vaccination status and all medical information regarding vaccination status or accommodations will be treated with the highest confidentiality and will only be used for the purposes of the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedure.
Unless a legislated or regulatory exemption applies, anyone entering town facilities are expected and required to continue to comply with applicable health and safety measures to reduce the hazard of COVID-19.
Tenants/Licencees that do not comply with this Procedure may be subject to early termination of lease/licence agreement.
COVID-19: A virus belonging to a large family called coronavirus which includes the virus that causes the common cold and more severe disease such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARs) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-COV). The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2.
COVID-19 Vaccination Status: Identifies if a person is fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or unvaccinated for COVID-19.
Fully Vaccinated: Having received the required number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (e.g., both doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); and having received a final dose of vaccine at least 14 days ago. If the person received their second dose within the last 14 days, they are considered partially vaccinated until day 14. In the future, this may include any required booster shots.
Partially Vaccinated: Having received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days ago. Note: If a person received their first dose of a two does vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series within 14 days, they are considered unvaccinated until day 14.
Unvaccinated: Not having received any COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada; or is not willing to share their COVID-19 vaccination status with the town; or has accommodation.
Appendix A - Recreation and Culture facilities