Once word got out about the proposal of a possible vaccine policy for city employees, citizens gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday night to protest the motion.
The vaccine policy is not a mandate but rather an option for city employees. For those who decide not to get the vaccine, they must wear a mask when dealing with the public or when social distancing is not possible. If they receive a positive Covid test, they must use their sick days to quarantine, and they will have to pay a $75 monthly fee for insurance, not unlike smokers pay in different companies.
Inside City Hall, the Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 to pass the vaccine policy for city employees with Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn voting against it.
For the full story, check out the Wednesday, September 8 edition of SDN.