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COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

November 1, 2021

 

Attention: Community Partners/Collaborators, Contractors and Purchased Services,

In response to public health recommendations, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) has instituted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement as part of our ongoing pandemic response.

Effective Friday, November 19, 2021, only persons who are fully vaccinated or who are subject to routine rapid-antigen testing (and receive a negative test result within 72 hours of their attendance) will be permitted to perform services on behalf of RHAC.

Fully vaccinated is defined as having received two (2) doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of COVID-19 vaccines as recognized by Health Canada; and having received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago.

All contractors and service agreement agencies who perform services with or on behalf of RHAC are impacted by this requirement, as follows:

  • Any person who interacts with RHAC clients directly in-person on behalf of RHAC; and/or
  • Any person who interacts with RHAC staff who provide direct client care in-person (excludes limited interaction such as deliveries); and
  • Services are performed onsite at any RHAC location or temporary service location.

Agencies/Contractors/Community Partners must attest that their onsite personnel/representatives are fully vaccinated and that you have confirmed their vaccination status by viewing their proof of vaccination. Attestation also requires that you ensure any representing individuals who are not fully vaccinated complete a rapid-antigen COVID-19 test within 72 hours before attending an RHAC service location. RHAC has emailed the required attestation documentation to relevant stakeholders.

Should RHAC become subject to mandatory vaccination directives or receive further recommendation/guidance from public health, requirements extended to contracted service agencies/collaborators/partners may change in response. Future changes may include statistical reporting of applicability, compliance, and participation.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with this requirement as we strive to maintain the health and safety of everyone serving the RHAC mission.