Brian Pugh: Protecting the Village Workforce & Public from COVID-19

Dear Neighbors:

In effort to protect its workforce & the public and ensure the continued delivery of vital services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Croton-on-Hudson has reached agreements with its two labor unions establishing a vaccination & testing policy. The Board of Trustees ratified these agreements at its regular meeting on Monday.

The agreements between the Village and Teamsters Local 456 and the Croton Police Association will require all employees provide proof of being fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, OR be tested weekly for COVID-19.

The emergence of the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 has made these additional safeguards necessary. While infection rates have fallen in recent weeks, as of this writing, there are still many times more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Village than there were at the same time last year. A vaccination and testing program is a necessary workplace safety measure and will help to ensure reliable government services as the pandemic continues.

Our Village workforce makes sure that our community is safe, clean and open for business. I truly appreciate the labor unions partnering with the Village adminstration to keep Croton workers and the larger community protected.

Sincerely,

Brian Pugh, Mayor

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