Starting this week, Saskatoon public schools require all employees to be fully vaccinated or to provide regular negative COVID-19 test results.
On Monday morning, the division’s board of directors approved the process for vaccination and testing after division trustees expressed support.
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Division officials say that between now and Nov. 15, all division staff members must complete a statement indicating that they are one of the following:
- fully vaccinated and willing to disclose their vaccination status
- partially vaccinated, not vaccinated, or unwilling to disclose their vaccination status
- You cannot be vaccinated for health reasons or reasons protected by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.
After the declaration, supervisors will meet individually with employees who identify themselves as fully vaccinated to confirm their vaccination status.
The division says the remaining staff members will be screened weekly beginning Nov. 29.
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The new procedure also applies to anyone who works with and in schools, including parents, guardians, and public volunteers who attend any school activity.
The division says this also applies to anyone who works in or around schools, including administrators, school bus and taxi drivers, postsecondary placement or internship students, outside program providers, guests and presenters, and any temporary, substitute or contracted employee.
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Officials clarified that students will not be included in the vaccination requirement; Neither will parents and caregivers dropping off or picking up students, spectators at extracurricular activities, and participants in after-hours rentals.
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