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COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Attestation Summary

As announced on August 17, 2021, an immunization disclosure policy will be required for all publicly-funded school board employees, staff in private schools and licensed child care settings and other individuals frequently in these settings who may have direct contact with students and/or staff, for the 2021-22 school year. Regular rapid antigen testing requirements will be in place for staff who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who do not intend to be vaccinated, without a documented medical reason, will be required to participate in an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination.

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 and supports our goal of keeping schools open and safe for in-person learning.

As part of the requirements from the policy, school boards must collect, maintain, and disclose key data metrics that relate to this policy to the Ministry of Education on a monthly basis for the 2021-22 school year. In addition to disclosing these key data metrics to the Ministry of Education, school boards must post aggregated, depersonalized board-level data on a monthly basis publicly. School boards must not provide any identifying information to the ministry or public and should communicate to all individuals who are subject to the school board’s policy that information will be shared with the ministry in aggregate form. The following chart outlines vaccination rates within the Wellington Catholic District School Board and will be updated monthly.

COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Attestation Summary

As of September 22, 2021.

 

School Board Employees & Trustees

Other Individuals1

#

%

#

%

Total number of individuals to which the policy will apply

1293

100.0%

586

100.0%

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

1129

87.3%

427

72.9%

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

1

0.08%

3

0.5%

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

80

6.2%

151

25.8%

Percentage of those board employees and trustees who submitted an attestation and attested to being fully vaccinated

93%

Note: numbers may not add due to rounding.
1Other 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)