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4/5/21 6:00 PM

COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available for frontline transit workers

The Government of Ontario will soon be moving forward with the second phase of its vaccination rollout. Transportation workers who are unable to work from home are included in this phase. This means that TTC employees who are unable to work from home will be eligible to receive a vaccine during the second phase of the provincial vaccine rollout. While this is not mandatory for TTC employees, we strongly encourage those who can get a vaccine to do so.

FAQ: COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available for frontline transit workers

The TTC is continuing to follow the provincial COVID-19 vaccination plan. The first phase of the provincial vaccination plan, which began with vaccinating the most vulnerable people and frontline health care workers is well underway. We understand that some of our employees may have already been vaccinated as part of this first phase. Currently, the Province has indicated that the second phase will be from April to July 2021. However, there may be some variability in the timelines due to regional differences in vaccine programs. It is also important to note that this timeline will depend on the availability of vaccines.

We know people have a lot of questions about getting vaccinated. Working with Toronto Public Health (TPH), we have compiled an FAQ document that we hope you find helpful. The FAQs reflect the questions we have been recently hearing throughout the organization. We are committed to keeping employees informed and will continue to send updates as new information becomes available. The FAQ document is attached – please take the time to review.

Safety is paramount to all the TTC does. We will continue to work closely with TPH, as we have been throughout the pandemic, to ensure all our policies and procedures remain up-to-date as we move into this phase of the vaccine rollout.

Betty Hasserjian
Chief Safety Officer (acting)

Mary Madigan-Lee
Chief People Officer

April 5, 2021

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