About 60 percent of non-public school workers have been vaccinated against Covid, according to city officials about one month after Mayor Joe Ganim’s deadline or face potential disciplinary action.
More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:
Eric Amado, Bridgeport’s head of labor relations, and Rowena White, Ganim’s communications director, insisted Thursday the 600 or so unvaccinated members of Bridgeport’s non-public schools payroll–Lamont in August required all municipal educators across Connecticut to be vaccinated along with state workers–were not outright refusing the mayor’s directive.
“There has been no resistance,” White said.
Bridgeport Human Resources Manager Sandra Ferreira said some of the lag time has involved communicating and explaining the vaccine/testing requirement and confidential reporting system to personnel who are not necessarily office-bound or checking internal emails. And also, she said, it has taken effort to come up with convenient times to offer that segment of the workforce shots–two of the three available vaccines require two injections–or tests.
“There are departments such as public facilities, police, fire. They’re out and about,” Ferreira said. “We worked with each individual department to accommodate the working hours. They’re now understanding the process of our order and what needs to be done. And the percentage (of vaccinated) keeps increasing.”
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