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COVID-19 Immunization disclosure for school board employees

Updated October 19, 2021—Achieving high immunization rates in Ontario’s schools through vaccination is part of a range of measures and actions that can help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 in schools. It also supports the Ministry of Education goal of keeping schools open and safe for in-person learning.

The Ministry of Education requires school boards to publicly post aggregated, depersonalized statistical information about employee vaccination status.

Employee attestation and proof of vaccination

As of September 7, 2021, all HPEDSB employees were required to affirm whether they are:

  • Fully vaccinated
  • Partially vaccinated
  • Not vaccinated

Individuals subject to immunization disclosure were required to provide proof of one of the following three things:

  1. full vaccination against COVID-19; or
  2. a medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19; or
  3. completion of a COVID-19 vaccination educational program prescribed by the Ministry of Education.

At HPEDSB, anyone who is not fully vaccinated will be required to complete COVID-19 rapid antigen testing twice a week. This does not apply to students.

Individuals who are required to disclose vaccination status

The following groups of individuals are covered by the policy:

  • all school board employees/staff, including daily and long-term occasional teachers and casual education workers;
  • school board trustees;
  • student transportation drivers; and
  • the following individuals, if attending the school premises frequently and directly contacting staff or students:
    • students on educational placement, including professional services students on a placement / work-integrated learning visit (e.g., teacher candidate practicums, nurse, psychologist, behavioural therapist, speech-language pathologist, etc.);
    • volunteers;
    • those who provide professional services to children at school; and
    • visitors, including third-party contractors.

Statistical information about employee vaccination status

(last updated October 19, 2021)

Attestation Summary Information: School board employees and trustees, excluding occasional/casual employees

1. Total number of individuals to whom this policy will apply 1821
2. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 1653
3. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation 21
4. Total number of individuals who have attested to having received the required doses of the vaccination, except 14 days have not yet passed since their last vaccination date, OR, who are partially vaccinated and have attested to having a scheduled appointment for the second/final vaccination dose
5. Total number of individuals who have attested to having a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 3
6. Total number of individuals who have attested to not being fully vaccinated (excluding those in 4 and 5 above) 144
7. Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation
8. Of those in 6 above, total number of individuals who have completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, where applicable
9. Of those in 6 above, total number of individuals who have not yet completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, where applicable 144
10. Total number of individuals who have been placed on leave or terminated as a results of refusing to participate in rapid antigen testing
11. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, with supporting documentation 91%
12. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, without supporting documentation 1%
13. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, (with or without supporting documentation) out of those individuals who have submitted an attestation 92%

 

Attestation Summary Information: Occasional/temporary school board employees

1. Total number of individuals to whom this policy will apply 375
2. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 268
3. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation 4
4. Total number of individuals who have attested to having received the required doses of the vaccination, except 14 days have not yet passed since their last vaccination date, OR, who are partially vaccinated and have attested to having a scheduled appointment for the second/final vaccination dose
5. Total number of individuals who have attested to having a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 1
6. Total number of individuals who have attested to not being fully vaccinated (excluding those in 4 and 5 above) 102
7. Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation
8. Of those in 6 above, total number of individuals who have completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, where applicable
9. Of those in 6 above, total number of individuals who have not yet completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, where applicable 102
10. Total number of individuals who have been placed on leave or terminated as a results of refusing to participate in rapid antigen testing
11. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, with supporting documentation 71%
12. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, without supporting documentation 1%
13. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, (with or without supporting documentation) out of those individuals who have submitted an attestation 73%

 

Attestation Summary Information: Other individuals 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)

1. Total number of individuals to whom this policy will apply 846
2. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 712
3. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation 50
4. Total number of individuals who have attested to having received the required doses of the vaccination, except 14 days have not yet passed since their last vaccination date, OR, who are partially vaccinated and have attested to having a scheduled appointment for the second/final vaccination dose 7
5. Total number of individuals who have attested to having a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 3
6. Total number of individuals who have attested to not being fully vaccinated (excluding those in 4 and 5 above) 73
7. Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation (if known) 1
8. Of those in 6 above, total number of individuals who have completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, where applicable 67
9. Of those in 6 above, total number of individuals who have not yet completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, where applicable 6
10. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, with supporting documentation 84%
11. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, without supporting documentation 6%
12. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, (with or without supporting documentation) out of those individuals who have submitted an attestation 90%
Last updated: October 19, 2021 at 2:09 pm
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