Niagara school board giving parents their staff vaccination statuses online

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Published August 31, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Warren Hoshizaki, the District School Board of Niagara’s (DSBN) Director of Education, recently told parents that they will soon be able to see the vaccination status of any board employee online.

“It is mandatory that DSBN staff provide documentation to confirm that they are fully vaccinated, or they must disclose that they are not vaccinated,” said Hoshizaki.

“If staff are not vaccinated for medical reasons they will be required to provide documentation. Some staff may also have religious or personal reasons for not getting vaccinated.”

He added that all staff who are not vaccinated will be required to take regular rapid antigen testing to make sure they test negative for COVID-19.

In addition to regular testing for COVID-19, staff who have religious or personal reasons for not getting fully vaccinated will also have to participate in a Ministry of Education provided training session, Hoshizaki said.

The DSBN Staff Vaccination Disclosure Information will summarize the collective vaccination rates of all DSBN staff and be posted on the DSBN website at https://www.dsbn.org/covid-19-information.

This information will be available by September 15. It will be updated monthly. 

He said that all non-DSBN partners who provide services to students, from school nurses, to extracurricular athletic coaches are also included in these measures.

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