PHOENIX — According to an email sent to city workers Thursday, Phoenix City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under the federal mandate by January 18, 2022.
BREAKING: The City of Phoenix says all workers must be vaccinated by January 18, 2022.
“Employees who fail to meet the COVID-19 vaccine requirement by Jan. 18, 2022 will be contacted and subject to progressive disciplinary action up to and including termination,” a memo read.
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Officials say that because of the number of federal contracts held by the City of Phoenix, it is considered a federal contractor, meaning all city employees are subject to the provisions set forth in President Biden’s Executive Order. Biden’s September order stated that all federal employees or contractors must be fully vaccinated against the virus.
The city’s letter to workers says there are limited accommodations for those who don’t want to be vaccinated.
“An employee may apply for religious or medical accommodation by submitting a completed religious or medical accommodation form and all required supporting documentation to: [email address redacted]’ the letter said.
According to the city, those who fail to meet the vaccination requirement will be contacted and subjected to “progressive discipline up to and including termination”.