VIRL Adopts Operational Vaccination Policy

December 13, 2021

Vancouver Island, BC: To support the health and safety of employees and the communities we serve, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is adopting a Vaccination Operational Policy effective February 11, 2022. The Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by February 11, 2022. The Policy incorporates a number of milestones across a two-month period to allow staff time and increased opportunity to work within the scope of this new Policy. VIRL is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia and serves a population of
over 450,000 within its service area, including Vancouver Island, neighbouring Gulf Islands, Haida Gwaii and Bella Coola. VIRL employs over 400 people from within these communities.

“The primary message here is that the individual health of the most vulnerable in our communities and the health of our employees is paramount. VIRL is compelled to do its part to protect the vitality of our workforce and our communities.”, says Ben Hyman, Executive Director.

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