City Of Duluth To Require Employees Get Vaccinated Or Test For Covid Weekly
DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth will soon be requiring its employees to get vaccinated or get weekly COVID tests.
A city spokesperson said the new requirement will start in December.
This comes after President Joe Biden made an executive order in September telling employers with 100 or more people to require workers to get vaccinated or get weekly COVID-19 tests beginning in January of 2022.
Employees are required to submit proof of vaccination by November 15th, or be considered unvaccinated.
Those not vaccinated will be subject to weekly testing starting December 1st.
For anyone who refuses to be tested, there are disciplinary actions:
- 1st Offense: Verbal Warning
- 2nd Offense: Written Warning
- 3rd Offense: Five‐day Unpaid Suspension
- 4th Offense: 15‐day Unpaid Suspension
- 5th Offense: Termination
To date, more than 81 percent of city employees are vaccinated.
The City of Duluth’s Chief Administration Officer Noah Schuchman released a statement which reads:
“At the end of September, the City of Duluth adopted a proof of vaccination and testing policy. As of December 1, 2021 the City of Duluth will require employees either to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a weekly test. The City continues to track guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota Department of Health, and Saint Louis County and are making decisions informed by that guidance to protect employees and the public.”