OCDSB votes to support mandatory staff vaccination but policy is awaiting final approval
Published Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:26PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:10AM EDT
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. (Tyler Fleming / CTV News Ottawa)
OTTAWA -- Trustees with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) supported a motion in favour of mandatory vaccinations for staff, which needs final approval at a special board meeting.
The board also carried a motion to extend the mandatory mask mandate to include students in kindergarten classes.
If OCDSB’s motion on vaccinations is approved, the board would work with Ottawa Public Health and other local health partners to develop a strategy and protocol requiring staff be fully vaccinated.
The board says it would comply with human rights exemptions, such as religious or medical reasons.