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COVID-19 Immunization disclosure for school board employees

Updated October 1, 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 1, 2021)

Attestation Summary Information: School board employees and trustees

1. Total number of individuals to which this policy will apply 2210
2. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 1875
3. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation 26
4. Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 6
5. Total number of individuals who completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination as an alternative to 2, 3 or 4 above, where applicable 0
6. Total number of individuals who have not yet completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination as an alternative to 2, 3 or 4 above, where applicable (NEW) 303
7. Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation 0
8. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, with supporting documentation 84.8%
9. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, without supporting documentation 1.2%
10. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, (with or without supporting documentation) out of those individuals who have submitted an attestation (NEW) 86.0%

 

Attestation Summary Information: Other individuals who may have direct contact with staff/students

1. Total number of individuals to which this policy will apply 841
2. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 693
3. Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation 59
4. Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 2
5. Total number of individuals who completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination as an alternative to 2, 3 or 4 above, where applicable 71
6. Total number of individuals who have not yet completed an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination as an alternative to 2, 3 or 4 above, where applicable (NEW) 9
7. Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation (if known) (NEW) 7
8. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, with supporting documentation 82.4%
9. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, without supporting documentation 7.0%
10. Percentage of individuals who have attested to being fully immunized, (with or without supporting documentation) out of those individuals who have submitted an attestation (NEW) 90.2%
Last updated: October 5, 2021 at 7:02 am
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