The Nampa City Council voted August 2, 2021 to approve a resolution declaring the city’s intent to not mandate the COVID vaccine for employees. All council members voted in favor of the resolution, except Councilwoman Mutchie who was not present for the vote.
Excerpts from Resolution 34-2021 are attached and shared below:
WHEREAS, the City of Nampa is a community that respects the contributions of all residents in various sectors of employment, which greatly benefit the general welfare of all;
WHEREAS, many residents in our community are facing potential unemployment due to their concerns about a vaccine mandate as a condition of employment;
WHEREAS, while the pandemic has created divisions over the past year, we encourage all residents to be mindful and respectful of the decisions of others;
WHEREAS, while respecting the rights of employers to determine their own conditions of employment, we also respect the concerns of employees who do not wish to receive the COVID vaccine.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, the City of Nampa will not require its employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. We encourage other employers within the city to also consider how to accommodate the personal healthcare decisions of their employees as it relates to the COVID vaccine, while keeping their workforce and our community safe.