Ontario Chamber Asks For Business Protection After Vaccine Passport

A well-designed proof-of-immunization system can help prevent another province-wide shutdown and encourage more Ontarians to get vaccinated, says Rocco Rossi, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC). However, he has requested greater clarity around Ontario’s vaccine passport. He wants to know why the province is not providing guidance with respect to employees under this framework; how can employers protect their workplaces without clarity around immunization of their employees; is there firm protection for businesses from potential lawsuits or other legal consequences; and will businesses, particularly small businesses, receive supports for the additional precautions necessary under the new framework since many businesses are already fragile and will need to hire additional staff to implement the new framework.