HURON COUNTY – During the councillor’s issues portion of the Huron County council meeting, the topic of vaccine passports was raised. Councillors were informed that the matter would be on the agenda for discussion at the Oct. 6 council meeting.
North Huron Reeve Bernie Bailey told the Wingham Advance Times that his council had not had that discussion yet.
The province recently announced that vaccine passports would be required to enter certain businesses and settings starting Sept. 22.
“Requiring proof of vaccination in these settings reduces risk and is an important step to encourage every last eligible Ontarian to get their shot, which is critical for protecting the province’s hospital capacity, while also supporting businesses with the tools they need to keep customers safe, stay open and minimize disruptions,” the Ontario government website said.
“As the world continues its fight against the Delta variant, our government will never waver in our commitment to do what’s necessary to keep people safe, protect our hospitals and minimize disruptions to businesses,” said Premier Ford. “Based on the latest evidence and best advice, COVID-19 vaccine certificates give us the best chance to slow the spread of this virus while helping us to avoid further lockdowns. If you haven’t received your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please do so today.”
Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times