Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
Press Release

Vaccine policy helps create a safe work environment for city employees

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2021

By - Aug 24th, 2021 03:33 pm

Today’s announcement that effective September 1, 2021, the City of Milwaukee will require general employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is a step forward for our employees and our community. As an employer we must lead by example, and remember that we have an obligation to create a workplace that is safe for all employees. Having a workforce that is fully vaccinated has become an important part of creating that safe environment.

Unvaccinated employees will have until Friday, October 29, 2021 to produce proof of vaccination. With the recent action by the Food and Drug Administration to formally approve the Pfizer vaccine, and Governor Evers’ announcement that anyone vaccinated between Aug. 20 and Labor Day is eligible to receive a $100 gift card, there is little reason left to remain unvaccinated.

The best tool that we have against the physical illness, social separation, and economic depression that COVID-19 brings is vaccination. Together, we can create a safer community for all who live, work, play, and learn in Milwaukee.

If you are not yet vaccinated I encourage you to take that important step as soon as possible. You can visit for more on vaccination sites, times, and all the latest vaccination information.

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