Town rolls out workplace COVID-19 screening program

To prepare for Phase 5 of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan, the Council for the Town of Wolfville has passed COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy 130-028. This policy was developed to protect workers, Municipal volunteers, and the community from the threat of COVID-19, mandating twice weekly rapid testing in the workplace and adding the continued requirement of masking at any time social distancing can not be achieved.

The new policy covers Town staff, volunteers, committee members and members of Council. Exemption from the Policy is permitted with proof of full vaccination (have both injections of one of the recognized vaccines and be 14 days past the second dose) but the Town will still encourage all staff, volunteers, committee members and members of Council, regardless of vaccination status, to remain masked and participate in COVID-19 rapid testing as offered in the workplace.

“The Town of Wolfville is committed to providing a work environment that keeps our employees and the community safe,” said Mayor Wendy Donovan. “That commitment means that we must maintain a workplace free of hazards to health such as COVID-19. It is critical that, as an organization, we take reasonable precautions to protect against exposure to COVID-19.” 

The Town’s requirements are separate and in addition to any requirements that the Province of Nova Scotia might impose. Workplace screening launches later this week. 

This policy does not apply to members of the public.