City Staff Redeployments Helping with Mass Vaccination Effort

The City of Windsor is proud to be playing an important role in ensuring our community is vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Working with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and Windsor Regional Hospital, we are operating a vaccination call centre and two mass vaccination sites: one site is at the WFCU Centre and the other at Windsor Hall (University of Windsor downtown location).

  • At the vaccination call centre, we are handling an average of 1,100 calls per day.
  • At the mass vaccination clinic in the WFCU Centre, an average of 700 people are being vaccinated each day.
  • At the Windsor Hall mass vaccination clinic, an average of 352 people are being vaccinated each day.
  • The City has 259 staff working on the mass vaccination effort.

The 259 staff come mostly from recreation but also from engineering, the 311/211 Contact Centre, human resources, Transit Windsor and others.

“From helping direct people through the process at vaccination sites, to taking calls, to supervising activities, our redeployed City staff are doing whatever is needed to help get vaccines in arms as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “I think it’s important we recognize their efforts in what is our community’s number one priority.”

There is no timeline on redeployments, as most depend on provincially mandated orders related to closed facilities. Once facilities are allowed to reopen, the process of returning staff to their regular positions will be put in place, leading to a gradual reopening of community centres, libraries and other municipal buildings.

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