Los Angeles begins efforts to verify and track the vaccination status of all city employees – NBC Los Angeles
The city of Los Angeles has begun efforts to review and track the vaccination status of all of its employees, according to memos circulated across a number of departments on Friday.
Starting Monday August 16, the city will begin collecting information on vaccination status for workers, including the number of employees in each department who have been fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, unvaccinated and refusing to disclose their vaccination status .
“All city departments are required to review and track the vaccination status of employees and submit a report to the medical services department of the human resources department,” said one of the internal memos.
Several senior city officials say this is the first step in creating the system that will enforce the new mandatory vaccination / permanent testing program to be negotiated with the city’s labor unions.
The news comes when the city announced last month that employees would need to get vaccinated or take a weekly COVID test as coronavirus cases rose again.
Last month, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez announced that all city employees must provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly negative COVID-19 tests.
Hilda Solis, chairwoman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, issued an executive order this week requiring all county’s employees to be fully vaccinated no later than October 1, except for medical and religious purposes.