This California city is really sticking it to its workers.
Montclair in San Bernardino County now requires that its city employees who want to go maskless wear stickers proving they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In order to be allowed not to wear a mask while working, the staffers have to show proof of inoculation, city officials said.
The workers will then be given a sticker to display on their ID badges stating that they have their shot, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Officials said the program is “100 percent voluntary,” although adding that anyone who doesn’t want to disclose their vaccination status will have to continue to wear a face covering.
Some local pols took issue with the new policy, which went into effect Monday.
“I’m all for people making an independent decision,” City Councilman Ben Lopez told CBS Los Angeles. “What I’m opposed to is a public declaration of that status on any item of clothing, ID, whatever it is.
“Employees will feel uncomfortable about associating with another,” he said. “You’re gonna have this level of ostracism.”
Lopez called the requirement a violation of privacy and said it could lead to potential lawsuits against the city.
But City Manager Edward Starr maintained that the policy was in line with rules set by the state, according to the report.
California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board in June voted to allow most fully vaccinated workers to shed their face coverings indoors. But the board also ruled that employers must document the inoculation status of workers.
Though the policy has been approved by the city attorney, Mayor John Dutrey said discussions around it would continue at the next council meeting next week.