City of Brandon Is Expanding The Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy

December 23, 2021

Brandon, MB – In order to protect all City of Brandon employees and to ensure that all essential services remain intact, the City of Brandon is expanding the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy to include all City of Brandon employees. This updated policy will go into effect on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

With the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, and the additional threat of the more transmissible Omicron variant, this is the appropriate next step to ensure that all employees remain as safe as possible in order to continue to provide essential services to the residents of Brandon.

Since November 1, 2021, the City’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy has been in place for city employees that have direct and ongoing or prolonged contact with vulnerable populations.

"From its onset we have made science-based decisions in creating COVID-19 safety protocols and today is no different, especially with the Omicron variant looming. Provincial health professionals have indicated getting vaccinated is the best way to protect society, and by extension, my colleagues and the people we serve,” notes City Manager Ron Bowles.

As it has since the outset of its response to this global pandemic, the City of Brandon adheres to a high level of COVID-19 prevention protocols in its workplaces and public spaces, including, but not limited to: mandatory handwashing/sanitizing upon entrance to all civic facilities, the installation of plexiglass barriers at all public service counters, the establishment of safe physical distancing protocols in its facilities, mandatory face coverings, and extra cleaning of commonly-touched surfaces. More information on the City of Brandon’s COVID-19 response can be found at