Denver points a vaccination mandate for metropolis employees and “excessive danger” non-public staff

The Denver city government announced Monday that it would be issuing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public city workers as well as some high-risk private sector workers.

“The City and County of Denver Approve Far-reaching Public Health Ordinance Requiring All City Workers and Private Sector Workers in High Risk Locations to be Fully Vaccinated against # COVID19 by September 30,” Denver City and County Twitter account tweeted.

The city and county of Denver approve a sweeping public health ordinance requiring all city and private sector workers in high-risk environments to be fully vaccinated against # COVID19 by September 30th. pic.twitter .com / DjIHdt3wKv

– Denver City and County (@CityofDenver) August 2, 2021

Vaccinated workers at risk include those who work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, shelters, correctional facilities and schools, and in home nursing.

The city acknowledged that masking and social distancing are still “important tools” to keep vulnerable people safe from COVID-19.

“Still, these measures are no substitute for what we need – more people need to be vaccinated,” tweeted the city.

It added that the 70 percent vaccination rate that President BidenJoe BidenGOP report on the origins of COVID-19 houses the laboratory leak theory was “not enough” to “protect residents, families, businesses and the economy from another devastating blow this fall and winter.”

Health experts have stated that more infectious coronavirus variants require higher vaccination rates in order to achieve strong community-wide immunity.

With the highly contagious Delta variant increasing in much of the country, even our 70 percent vaccination rate among eligible individuals is insufficient to protect our residents, families, businesses and the economy from another devastating blow this fall and winter .

– Denver City and County (@CityofDenver) August 2, 2021

The Colorado state government announced last week that all state employees will either have to get vaccinated by September 20 or undergo COVID-19 tests twice a week, KDVR reported.

Both the Colorado state and Denver city governments appear to have broader policies than the New York City and California vaccine mandates that require civil servants to be vaccinated or tested weekly.

“Denver is a resilient city and we need to protect our people and the progress we’ve made together,” added the Denver city government. “Nobody wants to relive the horrors of last year. Nobody wants to see the city closed again to stop a crisis that threatens to overwhelm our hospitals. “

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