99% of Tucson employees comply with COVID vaccine mandate
TUCSON - Tucson city officials said 99% of city employees had at least been partially vaccinated by the Dec. 1 deadline. Mayor Regina Romero told Tucson TV station KVOA on Tuesday that 33 city employees still were non-complaint with the vaccine mandate, but 13 of them are partially vaccinated.
Overall, 89% of Tucson employees are fully vaccinated with 10% having an approved exemption.
City Council approved an ordinance that said employees who haven’t received at least one shot and have not received an approved exception or accommodation by Dec. 1 could be fired.
Romero said she’s not concerned about any legal challenges from employees or a state office because the city has listened to researchers and public health officials.