Denver's vaccine mandate for workers lifts after dozens of firings
Denver will end its vaccine mandate for city employees March 4 as COVID case rates are in freefall.
By the numbers: Two dozen Denver workers lost their jobs because they refused to comply with the vaccine mandate, according to city data provided to Axios Denver.
- The dismissals touched 12 departments — primarily the city's police and transportation agencies — along with the city attorney's office, airport and library.
- More than 500 city employees received religious or medical exemptions, 54% of them in the police, fire and sheriff departments, an Axios Denver analysis finds.
The bottom line: Any city employee fired for violating the vaccine mandate won't be eligible for rehire for five years, Denver health department spokesperson Courtney Ronner tells Axios.
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