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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ~ Now Required in Toronto Workplaces; Can Be Required in Ontario Workplaces

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP
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Erin Kuzz, Shana French
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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ~ Now Required in Toronto Workplaces; Can Be Required in Ontario Workplaces

August 25, 2021

Toronto Workplaces

O. Reg 364/20, Rules for Areas at Step 3 and at the Roadmap Exit Step requires any business or organization open for business, to operate “in compliance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials…”. (emphasis added)

On August 20, 2021, the Medical Officer of Health for Toronto (MOHT) issued a “strong recommendation” that every local business implement a COVID-19 vaccination policy. The City of Toronto has also provided guidance on the key components of such a policy.

On the basis of the language of O. Reg 364/20 and the MOHT recommendation, any business or organization open for business in the City of Toronto must have a vaccination policy that encourages vaccination.

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