The following Press Release was sent out by the city of Boise. Note: Press Releases sent out by cities do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
Effective January 3, 2022, the City of Boise will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. This means they received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, two weeks before their start date.
“We need to take action to ensure uninterrupted city services and programming, and to protect the health and safety of our community, especially our most vulnerable, our children,” said Boise Mayor Lauren McLean. “We will soon hire hundreds of employees for our Spring/Summer activities, like pools and Playcamps, and those new employees will be coaching and teaching thousands of children. We need to do this now to keep our kids safe.”Advertisement
This will be a requirement for all employee classifications, including temporary and contract employees. This does not impact current employees, but the city continues to recommend any employee who can get vaccinated or get the booster, to do so.
“We have an obligation to our employees to do what we can to keep them as healthy as possible,” added Mayor McLean. “Vaccines are a big piece of that.”