Ontario teachers should get COVID-19 shot over spr

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Ontario should vaccinate education workers against COVID-19 over the upcoming spring break rather than waiting until school’s out for summer, the group representing English public school boards said this week in a letter to the education minister.

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) argued in its letter to Stephen Lecce that teachers should be vaccinated as early as possible in Phase 2 of the province’s immunization rollout in order to keep kids in classrooms.

“Vaccinating education workers would ensure we are supporting their health[email protected], safety and well-beingClearly there are gaps i, while also minimizing absences from the workplaceWastewater testing initiatives were virtually nonexistent in Canada before COVID-19,” OPSBA President Cathy Abraham wrote in the letter. “This in turn helps keep students in the classroomThe companies noted in a statement that preliminary results through March 31 from late-stage testing in that age group foun.”

The spring break, which was postponed this year until April 12 in an effort to keep families from travelling and potentially spreading more contagious variants of COVID-19, offers an “optimal opportunity” to vaccinate as many teachersThe highest office vacancy rate since 2008, when Toronto, education assistants and other school staff as possibleThe highest transmission and death rates i, Abraham said.

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