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September 8, 2021 -- xxxMayor Sylvester Turner announced today that he signed Executive Order (EO 1-71) COVID-19 Mitigation Safety Measures requiring City of Houston employees to test for the COVID-19 virus twice monthly unless they have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
The announcement follows the recent deaths of two City employees from complications linked to the virus. The requirement becomes effective October 8. Employees must report testing results to the City of Houston Office of Human Resources on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Vaccinated City of Houston employees, or those with medical or religious exceptions and elected or appointed officials of council, boards, and commissions are exempt. The Human Resources department will announce the process for exemptions.
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"I cannot stand by and watch employees continue to get sick, and in some cases die, from a disease that we know how to manage. The virus is having an impact on our workforce and the City's ability to provide services directly to the public," said Mayor Turner. "Overall, the City continues to see hundreds of new COVID-19 patients being admitted to the hospitals in the Texas Medical Center each day. While there are breakthrough cases, full vaccination is the best defense against COVID-19 and its variants, like Delta. The vaccine protects our first responders, our emergency care workers, and the hospital system as a whole."
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As of September 7, a total of 342 City of Houston employees have reported testing positive for the virus. Houston continues to have uncontrolled COVID-19 spread, much like the rest of the county. COVID-19 cases in Houston and Harris County have surged since mid-July, in large part due to the more contagious Delta variant. Houston's 14-day average positivity rate is now at 19.3%.
On Thursday, September 9, City of Houston employees who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to take advantage of a free vaccination clinic at Houston City Hall. Kroger will partner with the city to offer doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the City Hall Legacy Room from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The City offers free vaccines and testing at several sites across Houston. A full list of vaccination sites can be found here ... Testing site locations can be found here.
Employees who do not comply with the new requirements may face corrective action up to and including termination or indefinite suspension.
Testing, vaccination, and exemption information will remain confidential, and kept separate from general personnel files, and retained in accordance with the law.
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