Staff vaccine status discussions, disclosures pose challenges for businesses

HALIFAX – Cynthia Fernandez said her personal sense of responsibility for the safety of her clients led her to publicly disclose that her staff were vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier this spring.

“I think a lot of people are nervous still about coronavirus,” the owner of Cambridge, Ont.-based Accurate Auto Appraisal said in an interview. “We want to reassure people and let them know that we take this seriously and we want to … give them that reassurance and peace of mind.”

The return to business after 15 months of public health measures, lockdowns and lost revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a new problem for some entrepreneurs: how to address the issue of vaccines with employees, and how to respond when customers ask if their staff are vaccinated… [Read More]