The requirement for GNWT employees to be fully vaccinated is now in effect.
With more than 6,500 government employees in the NWT, about 20 per cent have yet to show proof of vaccination – which was due Nov. 30.
Staff who do not provide proof of vaccination will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workforce and undergo regular testing until proof is provided.
Employees can be tested up to three times a week and results must come back negative before they can resume work.
Those who refuse to comply with these orders will be required to leave without pay.
“By asking employees to provide proof of vaccination, or requiring employees to follow PPE and testing requirements, we are protecting our employees, and the communities in which they live and work,” says Caroline Wawzonek, minister of Finance.
The lowest statistic coming from the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services (Health) Agency with only 48 per cent of its employees providing proof of vaccination.
Below is a breakdown by department of employees that have provided proof of vaccination.