As announced by the Government of Ontario on Aug. 17, 2021, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) requires all Ontario school boards to establish and implement a COVID-19 immunization disclosure policy for staff, and other individuals who have frequent and direct contact with school board staff or students in schools (including volunteers) and/or during student transportation.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated, including those with a documented medical reason, will be required to complete COVID-19 rapid antigen testing twice per week, as required by the Ministry of Education. Additionally, staff who are not vaccinated are required to complete a COVID-19 vaccination educational program provided by the Ministry of Education.
In accordance with this requirement, all HDSB employees and other individuals were required to complete a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Attestation by Sept. 7, 2021.
The following information is provided to show full transparency of the results of the HDSB COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Attestation. This data will be updated as more staff and other individuals receive their vaccination/complete the Attestation.
COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Attestation Summary
As of October 15, 2021
School Board Employees & Trustees
Occasional / Temporary School Board Employees
Total number of individuals to which the policy will apply
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated (with and without supporting documentation)
Total number of individuals who are partially vaccinated
Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated
The number of individuals who have not yet submitted an attestation form, if known
*1 Excludes Occasional and Temporary School Board Employees
*2 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, 94.5% of individuals have attested to being fully vaccinated.