COVID Advisory

This webpage contains a summary of the COVID-19 vaccination status of DDSB employees and trustees, as well as other individuals who are frequently in schools or other settings who may have direct contact with students and staff. You can access this information by clicking on the “COVID-19 Vaccination Summary” line below.

Information on the number of COVID-19 cases in schools can also be found as part of the COVID-19 Activity Update at the bottom of this page. To find out more information about the process that the DDSB follows when there is a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case, please click on the “COVID-19 Advisory Information” line for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Summary

The Durham District School Board has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol as required by the Government of Ontario. The information posted below contains depersonalized vaccination statistics for all DDSB employees and trustees, and other individuals who are frequently in schools or other settings who may have direct contact with students or staff (e.g. visitors, volunteers, contractors, other professionals and student transportation drivers).

This information will be updated monthly and will continue to change to reflect updated attestations provided to the DDSB. Those who have not yet submitted an attestation form and those who have indicated that they are not vaccinated with no medical condition and/or who wish not to disclose are required to take an educational session about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination and are required to take two (2) rapid antigen tests per week, with the DDSB verifying completion.

Of school board employees and trustees who have submitted an attestation, 95% of individuals have attested to being fully vaccinated. 

As of November 9, 2021 

 School Board Employees
& Trustees(excluding occasional/temporary)
 Temporary/Occasional
School Board Employees
Other Individuals
 #  %

#

%

#

%

Total number of individuals to which the policy will apply

 7,115 100.0%

3,200 

100% 

799

100.0%

Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated with supporting documentation

 3,980  56%

1,102 

34%

N/A 

N/A 

Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated without supporting documentation

2,738  38%

1,497

47%

751

94%

Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated

21 .30% 

18 

.56%

16

2% 

The number of individuals who have not yet submitted an attestation form

24  .34% 

367 

 11.50%

N/A

N/A

The number of individuals who have indicated that they are not vaccinated with no medical condition and/or wish not to disclose

352  5% 

216 

6.75% 

32

4% 

 

COVID-19 Advisory Information

The DDSB is following the Ministry of Education’s COVID-19: Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022) should a case of COVID-19 be suspected or confirmed in a student or staff member. We will also be following any additional directions of the Durham Region Health Department, who has the responsibility to manage confirmed cases of COVID-19, including what happens if there is an outbreak. The Durham Region Health Department has more information about COVID-19 in schools that you can review on their Schools Reopening Toolkit.

Schools and the DDSB is committed to informing families and school staff if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school. We will be doing this in a message to families and to staff and posting information in the dashboard below.

Please note that as COVID-19 cases are resolved and the individual is cleared to return to school, the case will be moved from the “Active” confirmed case column to the “Resolved” column. 

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 and/or class/cohort closures are updated on the next business day.  

Important: 

A positive case at a school does not ​mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community.


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