Seniors Association requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for members, visitors

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The Seniors Association has announced that, effective Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, all members and visitors entering The Seniors Centre at 56 Francis Street must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated individuals who do not have a medical exemption will not be allowed into the building until they provide proof of vaccination or a medical certificate of exemption, according to a release from the Seniors Association, dated Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

The Seniors Association Board of Directors said they made the decision at an Extraordinary Board Meeting on Friday, August 27 to ensure the safety and security of all members, employees, volunteers, instructors, and visitors.

“The safety of our members and visitors during this difficult time of the pandemic is our top priority. The Board is dedicated to making sure that members, staff, volunteers, instructors, and visitors are confident they are safe and secure within our facility,” said Don Amos, Executive Director of the Seniors Association.

All members and visitors entering the building will be required to sign in and attest to their full vaccination status. The association said staff will conduct random checks throughout the day. Should members/visitors not have proof of vaccination or a medical certificate of exemption, they must leave the building and will not be re-admitted until they provide documentation, according to the release. Individuals with medical exemptions must provide weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Staff have already provided their documentation to Don Amos. The association said instructors and volunteers will provide proof of vaccination to the staff member to whom they are responsible.

As per KFL&A Public Health, all other health-related restrictions and safety protocols remain in effect.

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