It’s only been a couple of days, but bad attitudes have already made things difficult for residents of Clarence-Rockland. The vaccine passport program launched in Ontario on September 22, and some people are so upset that they’re taking it out on employees who are only doing their jobs. Clarence-Rockalnd Mayor Mario Zanth has released an official statement regarding this behaviour.
“I was very disappointed and saddened to learn that business employees and owners were victims of verbal abuse and threats, as the mandatory proof of vaccination to enter some establishments came into force yesterday,” Zanth said in the statement. “I am sincerely asking residents and clients to not intimidate employees, young students for the most part. Businesses are only following guidelines from the Province of Ontario. They do not have a choice if they want to stay open, after months of being closed. These servers, hostesses and business owners are our friends, our neighbours, our children. They do not deserve to be victims of bullying and intimidation simply for doing their jobs.”