Catholic school board staff could be fired for refusing COVID-19 tests – CBC

OCSB says 93.5% of staff have affirmed they are fully vaccinated

Oct 01, 2021

Ottawa’s English-language Catholic school board has released its own mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy, and staff who fail to abide by it could be fired.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) put out the policy just as Ontario’s deadline for staff to provide vaccine attestations came into effect.

The OCSB says 93.5 per cent of its 6,117 workers are fully vaccinated. Of the remaining workers, seven have received medical exemptions and 391 have either not submitted attestations, aren’t fully vaccinated or may be on some kind of leave, the board said.

School board vaccine mandates do require accommodation for employees who are not vaccinated for medical reasons or due to religious exemptions.

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