Rogers to Require All Employees to Be Fully Vaccinated, Joining Other Companies

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As fall looms and COVID-19 cases spike across the country, more and more companies are announcing mandatory vaccinations, including Rogers.

According to an internal memo sent out on Monday, Rogers says all employees will need to be fully vaccinated by October 18. The requirement includes employees working in the field and at its retail stores, according to information seen by The Globe and Mail.

Those “unable to get vaccinated or who choose not to, you will be required to complete a COVID-19 rapid test and wear a mask in our workplace,” wrote Rogers chief human resources officer Jim Reid in the memo.

In mid-September, Rogers employees will need to submit their vaccination status by filling out a questionnaire.

“We know this is the right thing to do as vaccines are the best way to protect our families, friends, colleagues and customers against COVID-19 and we are encouraged to see many other organizations take similar measures,” added Reid.

Earlier this week, the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Blue Jays announced all guests, employees and event staff will need to provide full proof of COVID-19 vaccination, prior to entry at Rogers Arena, Rogers Centre and more.

Starting in September, B.C. (and Quebec) will require a vaccine card for residents to enter restaurants, attend events, gyms and more where gatherings take place.

Rogers joins other companies such as Canada Life Assurance, Sun Life Financial, Canada’s big banks and Air Canada (announced just now), requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Bell told the Globe it is continuing to evaluate its vaccination plans, while Telus did not comment.