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Unvaccinated city employees could face mandatory COVID tests – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-09-15 01:00:09 –

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) —The Arizona Attorney General’s report released last week states that Tucson’s vaccination obligations to city officials are illegal, and the city council is looking for new ways to protect them. increase.

One of the options discussed was weekly testing and mask mandates for unvaccinated employees.

“You don’t have the right to endanger your colleagues,” said Steve Kozachik, a member of the Sixth District Assembly. “You do not have the right to endanger the general public.”

The city said on Tuesday that so far, 3,273 of its 3,957 employees had taken at least one shot. This is about 83% of employees.

“I really want to thank the employees who have overcome the hesitations and barriers that have hindered vaccination,” said Karin Urich, a member of the Third District Assembly. “I’m proud of our workforce. I think 80-85 percent is important, and we should reward as much as possible.”

Some of the rewards being discussed include future salary increases and fluctuating holidays. The council still aims to vaccinate more city officials and hopes that a legal battle with the state will allow them to uphold their vaccination obligations ordinance.



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