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We must do all we can to give our schools the greatest chance of staying open for in-person learning, which is vital to the mental health and development of our students. This vaccination regime, with frequent testing for those who choose to not receive or disclose having received a COVID-19 vaccine, is a positive step towards helping school boards ensure the safest possible environment for our students, staff, and school communities. Conversations about the best approach to mitigate the presence of COVID-19 in public schools must be continued.
With the looming presence of a fourth wave of the pandemic and beginning of the school year approaching, the issue of whether a policy making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all eligible students, staff, and visitors who enter public schools is a topic of much discussion within our school communities.
Ontario children are preparing to return to their public schools this fall for the first time since the spring and we want to hear from you!
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association welcomes today’s release of a return-to-school plan for the upcoming school year. We are pleased to see the government has acted on the guidance of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and experts from Ontario’s world-renowned hospitals.