City Says Transit Windsor Delays Expected Due To Lower Staff Vaccination Numbers

Monday November 15th, 2021

Posted at 3:43pm

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The City of Windsor is warning of upcoming service disruptions at Transit Windsor due to lower than expected vaccination levels among employees.

“Service will continue, but there will be fewer buses in rotation, and unfortunately delays should be expected,” says Transit Windsor Executive Director Tyson Cragg. “This will not apply to the school extra buses; those will remain a priority. We apologize for any impacts and thank residents and riders for their understanding.”

The City says staffing challenges at Transit Windsor will lead to service disruptions this week due to the “significant number of operations and maintenance staff deemed to be non-compliant with the City of Windsor’s vaccination policy.”

They say this will force the service to move from its current full service to an enhanced Saturday service model effective November 21st, 2021.

The City says transit users are urged to check transitwindsor.ca for updates and use the Transit App for real-time arrival information.

Today, November 15th, 2021, was the deadline for mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination among all employees, council members, contractors and volunteers working for the City who do not have an exemption.

The City says about 7 per cent (under 200 staff) have not yet disclosed their vaccination status to the City of Windsor’s Human Resources department.  But they say the percentage of City of Windsor staff confirming vaccination status or an approved accommodation has risen from 78 per cent last week to about 91 per cent as of Monday, November 15th.

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