Providence to require proof of vaccination for all city employees

This is a file photo of Jorge Elorza. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- All Providence city employees will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status, starting on January 14, 2022.

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced the change to the city’s vaccine policy on Tuesday afternoon, saying that all employees will have to have at least one dose of the vaccine by the 14th.

All employees will be required to be fully vaccinated by February 28.

“This announcement ensures City of Providence employees will do our part to keep residents safe while accessing city services and help preserve our hospitals,” said Elorza.

Any employee who fails to show proof of vaccination after the deadline will be fired.

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