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Vaccination Disclosure

The Government of Ontario implemented an immunization disclosure requirement for all publicly funded school board employees and other individuals regularly in these settings for the 2021-22 school year.

This Protocol is separate from, and in addition to, the Board’s required daily self-assessment screening/confirmation process.

According to the province and local health authorities, achieving high immunization rates in Ontario’s schools through vaccination is part of a range of measures and actions that can help prevent and/or limit the spread of COVID-19 in schools and supports our goal of keeping schools open and safe for in-person learning.

Individuals subject to this Protocol will be required to provide proof of one of the following three things:

  1. Full vaccination against COVID-19
  2. A medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19
  3. Completion of a COVID-19 vaccination educational program prescribed by the Ministry of Education. 

Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to complete COVID-19 rapid antigen testing at a minimum frequency prescribed by the Ministry of Education.

This Protocol applies to all school board employees as well as frequent school visitors and other professionals who provide services in schools and interact with students and staff, including third-party contractors.

For more information, read the SGDSB Vaccination Disclosure Guideline

This COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Summary is as of October 6, 2021

 

permanent staff who attested to being fully vaccinated

99.62%

 

School Board Employees and Trustees Number School Board Employees and Trustees Percentage Other Individuals * Number Other Individuals* Percentage
Total number of individuals to which the policy will apply

 

540

 

100.0%

Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated (with and without supporting documentation)

 

444

 

82.2%

Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated

 

1

 

0.016%

The number of individuals who have not yet submitted an attestation form, if known

 

63

 

11.66%

Note:

  • numbers may not add due to rounding
    * Other individuals include those frequently in schools or other settings who may have direct contact with students or staff (e.g. visitors, volunteers, contractors, other professionals and student transportation drivers)
    Of those school board employees and trustees who have submitted an attestation, 82.2% of individuals have attested to being fully vaccinated.
    These numbers will be updated as staff members complete the vaccination attestation.
    As of October 6, 2021, the board has 540 staff members.  This includes casual staff who may not currently be assigned jobs in schools.