COVID-19: TVDSB Employee Vaccination Statement Reaches 97% – London | The Canadian News

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) says 97 percent of its 11,086 educators and support staff have completed their mandatory COVID-19 vaccination declaration.

In a statement released Friday, the school board said that of the statements received, 92 percent are fully or partially vaccinated.

“I am proud that many of our staff are vaccinated to keep their students and colleagues safe from COVID-19,” said Director of Education Mark Fisher.

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The TVDSB says that in total, 10,010 employees have attested to being fully vaccinated, while 180 have received their first dose and are moving toward full vaccination.

Another 36 have provided evidence of medical reasons for not being vaccinated.

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Any staff member who is not fully vaccinated must provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results twice a week.

Staff members who do not report their immunization status will face progressive discipline that could result in suspension without pay, according to Fisher.

The school board says 304 people, out of a total of 11,086 current active staff, have not vouched for their immunization status.

Chart showing vaccination statement of TVDSB staff. September 17, 2021.


Meanwhile, the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) said Thursday that 89.1 percent of school board employees and trustees, or 2,616 people, have attested to being fully vaccinated.

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The board said 0.6 percent, or 18 people, have submitted a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated, while 3.8 percent, or 111 people, have yet to submit a certification form.

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The Ontario government announced in August that it expected school boards to collect and post employee immunization status on their websites on a monthly basis beginning September 15.

–With Jacquelyn LeBel files from 980 CFPL

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