City of Falls Church to require employees to be vaccinated

The City of Falls Church, Virginia, will require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive regular testing starting this fall, the city said Wednesday.

According to a news release, the city council expressed support for the vaccine requirement, especially as Fairfax County recently announced a similar requirement for its employees. Falls Church said it contracts health department services through Fairfax County.

Falls Church becomes the latest municipality in the D.C. region to require employees to get vaccinated.

“The vaccines are safe, effective, and they save lives,” City Manager Wyatt Shields said. “We join many other Northern Virginia jurisdictions, school systems, companies, and organizations in this important step toward ending this pandemic.”

Vaccine appointments in Falls Church can be made online.

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Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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