The City of Dawson Creek officials will meet this afternoon to discuss recently announced proof of vaccination and mandatory mask requirements – and documents reveal come Sept. 13 – user groups will be responsible for all their participants, coaches, and spectators’ vaccination status.
“This includes people from other provinces that do not require vaccination coming into our facility, they must show proof of vaccination by September 13,” reveal City of Dawson Creek documents for user groups.
“Failure to adhere to these regulations could result in your user group’s facility lease agreement being revoked without refund of any lease fees.”
City council and senior staff will meet this afternoon to discuss the matter moving forward. The Dawson Creek Mirror has learned at least one user group is contemplating hiring security firm for the door of their events.
"Everyone entering the facilities 12+ years of age has until September 13, 2021 to have received first dosage and a plan for tracking your participants, coaches, and spectators vaccination status put in place in your Communicable Disease Prevention Plan."
Prior to September 13 we will proceed with the following for the Memorial Arena. Participants 12+ will wear masks when not on field of play. Spectators 12+ will wear masks while in the facility.
“It is up to user groups to ensure by September 13 all participants and spectators have proof of first dosage and 2nd by October 24,” reads city agreements.
Suggestions for user groups Communicable Disease plans include
- Confirm vaccination on all rosters
- Hosts checking individuals at the door
- Spectators vaccination cards checked when paying for ticketed events by those working the front entrance
Currently Community Services will remain registered programming to keep staff from having to collect money and check for vaccination cards upon individuals entering our buildings. At time of registration Community Services will ask for proof of vaccinations.
The city agenda is slated to be discussed this afternoon at 3pm in city council chambers.