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COVID-19: Unvaccinated Ontario school staff will need to get tested 2 times per week


Unvaccinated school staff in Ontario will need to submit negative COVID-19 test results two times per week, according to a memo from the Ministry of Education.

The memo from Deputy Education Minister Nancy Naylor was sent to directors of education, as well as secretaries and treasurers of school authorities.

“As you know, in accordance with the instructions issued by the (chief medical officer of health), schools and child care programs must require that individuals who are not fully vaccinated submit to regular rapid antigen screening,” the memo said.

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“Individuals subject to testing requirements must provide verification of negative test results at least two times per week as an added measure to protect schools from the risk of COVID-19.”

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Naylor said rapid antigen testing kits are being deployed to school boards with the goal of having all supplies received by Sept. 20.

Prior to Sept. 20, the government is authorizing pharmacies to provide publicly funded rapid testing for those eligible, effective Tuesday.

Naylor added that work is underway to use an app to track and verify testing results.


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