Saanich implements vaccine mandate for employees

October 27, 2021

News release

For immediate release

Saanich implements vaccine mandate for employees 

As of December 13, 2021, the District of Saanich will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to protect the health and safety of municipal employees and the community.  

“Saanich is committed to the health and safety of its staff and the community. This vaccine requirement will protect 1,800 employees working across our municipal facilities as well as the community members we interact with,” said Saanich Chief Administrative Officer Paul Thorkelsson. “This requirement aligns with advice from the provincial health officer and similar policies recently implemented by other municipalities and large employers across the province.”

Saanich employees will be required to provide their proof of vaccination to confirm they are fully vaccinated by December 13. A few employees may be unable to be vaccinated for legitimate medical reasons and are eligible for an accommodation.

Elected officials are not subject to the vaccination mandate because it’s an employee policy. However, all members of Saanich Council will voluntarily follow the policy and have confirmed they are fully vaccinated.


Media contact:
Megan Catalano
Communications Manager