Within the ultimate weeks of September, Waterloo Area schooling staff made a vaccination push, surpassing the world common of these totally vaccinated towards COVID-19.
On Sept. 15, the area’s boards had been required by the province to put up vaccination charges amongst college board workers, in addition to these working for firms affiliated with faculties.
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At that time, simply 66.5 per cent of the Waterloo Area District College Board’s 9,851 trustees and workers stated they had been totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, with one particular person getting a medical go.
By the tip of September, 91.5 per cent indicated they had been totally vaccinated. That’s larger than the 84.5 per cent of Waterloo Area residents who at the moment are totally vaccinated.
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There are nonetheless 738 individuals who have both not been vaccinated or not submitted the attestation.
For individuals who will not be employed by the general public college board however are nonetheless working within the college system comparable to bus drivers, solely 67.8 per cent are totally vaccinated with supporting documentation. One other 13.1 per cent (253 folks) say they’re however haven’t offered the documentation.
The Waterloo Area Catholic District College Board up to date their numbers on Monday with 90.7 per cent of its 3,737 workers having had two vaccine photographs, in addition to the two-week window that adopted.
It says that 1.5 per cent of trustees and workers have but to submit their attestation.
For individuals who work with the Catholic Board however not for it, 78 per cent are totally vaccinated — unchanged from the earlier replace. Everybody from this group has now attested as to their standing.
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Employees had till Sept. 7 to submit a proper attestation to their native college boards. Those that do work for the boards however will not be employed by them, comparable to bus drivers, are additionally required to attest to their vaccination standing.
A Catholic board spokesperson informed World Information that those that haven’t but submitted attestation will likely be handled as if they’re unvaccinated.
In keeping with The Canadian Press, deputy schooling minister Nancy Naylor issued a memo to high school boards final month saying those that are unvaccinated will likely be required to be examined twice every week.
The memo stated there needs to be three days between testing, which will likely be accomplished at residence. Checks ought to happen Monday and Thursday or Friday and Tuesday.
— with information from Canadian Press
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