Fresno to require COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated city employees, mayor announces

Coronavirus

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Fresno will bring forward a plan to start rapid-testing unvaccinated staff members for COVID-19 every week, according to an announcement by Mayor Jerry Dyer on Wednesday.

Of around 4,000 city employees, data shows around 36% of them have verified that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mayor Dyer says the city is still working out the details with the city manager and labor unions. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandated by city officials at this point, but future hospitalization numbers could result in that policy changing.

The new testing policy will start the week of Sept. 7.

You can watch Mayor Jerry Dyer’s press conference in the video player above.

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