To keep education workers, students and families safe, the Toronto District School Board has announced mandatory vaccine requirements for all staff.
Issuing details in a release on Tuesday evening, the TDSB said that all employees, trustees, and those who have direct contact with employees and students at their workplace, should be Fully immunized against COVID-19 by November 1 This year – adding “Subject to accepted requests for exemptions under the Human Rights Code”.
Meanwhile, it said those who have not been vaccinated or who have opted not to disclose their vaccine status should continue to be tested and test negative twice a week, and those who have medical or disability Not exempt, they will need to participate. In an education session on the benefits of vaccination.
On Tuesday, Toronto Public Health said it was investigating and Contact tracing in about two dozen schools.
TDSB is collecting vaccination disclosure information from its 40,000 staff members, and about 94 percent of employees who provided this information, up from about 83 percent, indicated they had one up their sleeve.
In late August, the TDSB said the board had provided instructions for employees to make a mandatory vaccination process.
“This is an important step towards TDSB to keep students and staff as safe as possible during the pandemic. TDSB President, Alexander Brown, said in a statement, “Employees, trustees and others are required to be vaccinated, thereby reducing the impact of COVID cases on our classrooms, schools and communities.
Health and safety remains the priority of TDSB, so we must work together to protect each other. TDSB has developed a COVID-19 mandatory vaccination process that reaffirms this commitment to providing and maintaining a safe work and learning environment for all. https://t.co/fRBlICn0KN
— Toronto District School Board (@tdsb) September 15, 2021