Healthy Chattanooga Coalition

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – ​​The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of Chattanooga and member businesses, announced today the launch of the Healthy Chattanooga Coalition.

The Healthy Chattanooga Coalition is a group of employers working together to provide strong incentives for vaccine use among workers and to increase vaccination rates across the city.

The goal is to see a minimum of 60% vaccination rate in Chattanooga and Hamilton County by Dec. 1.

The Coalition will work within three tiers of choice to encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19

“It’s a voluntary sign-on for businesses that are doing one of three things. They are either encouraging their employees to get vaccinated. Their 2 is that they have some sort of an active incentive for them to do it and third is that they have mandated it for their employees,” says Justin Groenert, VP of Public Policy.

As new guidance on vaccinations continues to develop from federal, state, and local officials, the Chattanooga Chamber will serve as an educational resource for local businesses.

To learn more about the coalition and to sign up, visit https://www.chattanoogachamber.com/hcc

 

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