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Columbia Shuswap Regional District suspends vaccination policy for firefighters, elected officials

Columbia Shuswap Regional District has COVID-19 remunerative firefighters and following 6 Elected officials for the month.

In a press release on Thursday, the local district said changes would be made immediately pending a possible state public health order.

However, the CSRD said the amendments would allow staff to quickly reapply the policy in the event of her COVID-19 outbreak involving the fire department. increase.

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CSRD said the decision was delegated to three people and that he "can make decisions about vaccination policy without convening a board meeting."

Regarding elected officials, the District has stated that "if elected officials choose not to be vaccinated, they should work remotely if possible." Stated.

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Unvaccinated elected directors are in rural district facilities if unable to work remotely Must wear a mask when and while engaged in his CSRD duties.

"Even unimmunized firefighters must wear masks when working directly in the CSRD control building," the local district said.

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CSRD employees and recruits employee.

"Discussions at the board table reflected a variety of perspectives, but a majority of board members voted in favor of a temporary suspension of policy at this time," the local district said.

It was also noted that the policy suspension reflected the position of most firefighters who expressed support for working with unimmunized firefighters.

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"This is because firefighters train for a short period each week and much of this training takes place outdoors.

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approximately 15% of fire brigade due to implementation of COVID-19 vaccination policy.

"It is hoped that the suspension of the policy will encourage many of these firefighters to return to firefighting duty," he said, CSRD.

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