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Proof of Vaccination or Rapid Testing

Proof of Vaccination or Rapid Testing for Staff, Visitors, Vounteers...
Posted on 10/12/2021
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Throughout this pandemic, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has been collectively steadfast in our commitment to keeping our students and staff safe - physically, mentally, spiritually, and academically. We continue to assess and implement measures that we believe will have a positive impact on the health and safety of our schools.

Immunization, as communicated by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, is the most effective means to prevent the spread of COVID-19, mitigate outbreaks, and protect ourselves and children who cannot yet be vaccinated. In an effort to maintain in-person learning while ensuring the comprehensive health of our staff and students, it has been determined that all individuals in direct contact with our schools must be fully vaccinated unless they require an accommodation pursuant to a protected grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act or participate in a regular, rapid testing program that ensures they are not COVID-19 positive.

This requirement, which will come into effect on October 25, 2021, will apply to all staff, visitors, contractors, volunteers, and personnel from community agencies who come into our school buildings. This does not apply to students. Currently, children under 12 are still not eligible for vaccination and there is no provincial legislation that requires K–12 students to have specific vaccinations. Further, in keeping with the Education Act, every child in Alberta is entitled to have access to an education program.

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