Windsor City Council Confirms Vaccination Status
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and all 10 members of City Council are publicly confirming their full vaccination status, demonstrating leadership and transparency in the fight against COVID-19.
While all City of Windsor municipally elected officials received their two vaccine doses earlier this year, today’s proactive disclosure is meant to both confirm their status and encourage those who remain unvaccinated in our community to get vaccinated themselves.
This week, City Council also directed City administration to develop a mandatory vaccination policy for municipal employees, and Mayor Dilkens, working with Essex County Warden Gary McNamara, launched WEVaxToWin.ca – a prize incentive meant to drive up local vaccination rates.
Windsor-Essex’s regional case incidence of COVID-19 has now increased to over 12 per 100,000 population – among the highest in the Ontario – due to the number of new cases recorded.
Windsor City Council collectively urges all residents to get vaccinated as the best way to prevent illness and secure our local economic recovery.
“My son Mark lives in Alberta, and in late 2019 he welcomed his first child. As a result of this global pandemic, I only got the chance to meet my new grandson, Franklin, a few weeks ago. Everyone needs to get vaccinated so that families and friends can confidently gather once again and never miss important family milestones.” – Ward 5 Councillor Ed Sleiman.
“Access to vaccine is no longer at issue. We’ve got the Devonshire Mall site, pop-up clinics and even a Transit Windsor mobile clinic operating in our community today. While we are experiencing a heat wave this week, fall and winter are right around the corner, and the single best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get fully vaccinated.” – Ward 2 Councillor Fabio Costante.
“While the majority of residents in our region have done their part and been vaccinated, it’s time for each of us to muster the courage and have those challenging conversations with the individuals in our lives who have yet to get their shot. Each one of us needs to become a ‘vaccine ambassador’ to help convince unvaccinated friends and family that now is the time to act.” – Windsor Mayor, Drew Dilkens.