Denver Mayor Hancock: Vaccinations are now REQUIRED

COVID-19 vaccines are now required for all Denver city and county employees

During an August 2 press conference about the ongoing fight against COVID-19 in Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock announced a new public-health order requiring that a range of public and private employees in high-risk occupations be vaccinated by September 30.


The order applies to all 10,000 members of Denver’s municipal workforce, including police officers, sheriff’s deputies and firefighters, as well as employees at so-called congregate-care facilities such as senior centers, homeless shelters, hospitals and jails. Furthermore, all teachers and staffers at schools in Denver proper — whether private, public or post-secondary — must be inoculated, and that includes ancillary service providers like janitorial crews contracted to clean educational institutions. Final doses must be received by September 15, and after September 30, unvaccinated individuals who fall under the mandate won’t be allowed to work onsite or in the field.


Hancock stressed that there will be “consequences for not following the order. This would not be an order if there weren’t consequences. There might be some folks who might lose their jobs. But we’re going to work with every employee who has questions to create a safe work environment.”

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