The Toronto District School Board says its employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, 2021.
In a news release on Tuesday night, the TDSB outlined details of its COVID-19 mandatory vaccine policy, saying the procedure will be subject to approved requests for exemptions under the Human Rights Code of Ontario.
Until the deadline, those who are not vaccinated or have not disclosed their vaccination status must continue to undergo rapid antigen testing at home and provide proof of a negative result twice per week.
“This is an important step in the TDSB’s direction to keep students and staff as safe as possible during the pandemic,”Alexander Brown, the board’s chair, said in the release.
“By requiring staff, trustees and others to be vaccinated, we reduce the impact that COVID cases have on our classrooms, schools and communities.”