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News and updates from the City Manager.

Sep 17

City Manager's Message Sept. 17: Vaccination status form and weekly testing

Posted on September 17, 2021 at 4:25 PM by Don Mann

Sept. 17, 2021 — I am writing with an update on our efforts to begin mandatory weekly Covid-19 testing next month. With so many moving parts, we are still finalizing the logistics which has pushed back our start date to Monday, Oct. 11. Several of you have contacted me directly with specific questions and it is our intent to include them in our FAQs. 

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Sep 17

City Manager's Message Aug. 26: Masks required in city buildings

Posted on September 17, 2021 at 4:25 PM by Don Mann

Aug. 26, 2021 — A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to share a video and email message about our plans to begin a robust “weekly testing or vaccination” program to protect the health and wellness of our workforce. Those plans remain in place, and are slated to begin Oct. 1. It is our plan to provide you with the details of this program by mid-September. 

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Aug 12

City Manager's Message Aug. 12: Weekly Covid-19 testing

Posted on August 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM by Don Mann

Aug. 12, 2021 — Our best data suggests that between 40-50% of the workforce is fully vaccinated. The real number may be greater, as we only required staff to report their status if they wanted to be exempt from mask wearing. Whatever the exact percentage is, I am concerned about the very real risk of the Delta variant infecting large portions of our workforce. Nationwide, there are news reports of cities having major work shortages because of Covid-19 infections. We do not want to be one of those cities — especially when there is a clear pathway to minimize the impact of Covid-19 in our workplace.

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