As part of our enhanced health and safety measures for the return to school in September 2021, the Ministry of Education has put in place an immunization disclosure policy for all publicly funded school board employees and licensed child care settings and other individuals regularly visiting these settings, for the 2021-2022 school year.

All school board employees are required to participate in the disclosure process. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in a regular testing program.

View more information on the COVID-19 Immunization Disclosure Protocol.

94.5% of WRDSB permanent employees and Trustees who have completed their attestation are fully vaccinated and 91.4% of occasional/temporary employees who have completed their attestation are fully vaccinated, with 100% of staff who are eligible to work having disclosed their status so far.

COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation Summary

In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), staff are expected to submit a formal attestation, of:

  • Proof of vaccination receipt, or
  • Proof of medical documentation for not being vaccinated.

We have provided the results of these submissions in an aggregate format below:

School Board Employees & Trustees*

Category Number Percentage
Total number of individuals to which the Vaccination Attestation policy applies 7169 100%
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 6778 94.5%
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation** 0 0%
Total number of individuals who are partially vaccinated 44 0.6%
Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 1 0.01%
Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation, if known 0 0%

* Excludes Occasional and Temporary School Board Employees

Occasional and Temporary School Board Employees

Category Number Percentage
Total number of individuals to which the Vaccination Attestation policy applies 1832 100%
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 1674 91.4%
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation** 0 0%
Total number of individuals who are partially vaccinated 25 1.4%
Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 0 0%
Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation, if known 0 0%

**WRDSB only accepts attestations with supporting documentation.

Other Individuals Frequently in Schools or Other Settings Who May Have Direct Contact with Students or Staff

This data is collected by other organizations about their employees, not the WRDSB. Other individuals include student transportation drivers and other professionals.

Category Number Percentage
Total number of individuals to which the Vaccination Attestation policy applies 1055 100%
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, with supporting documentation 801 75.9%
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated, without supporting documentation 81 7.68%
Total number of individuals who are partially vaccinated 88 8.34%
Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 0 0%
Total number of individuals who have not yet submitted the attestation, if known 9 0.85%

The WRDSB remains committed to ensuring all health and safety protocols for students and staff are in place. We want to thank our staff for their efforts to comply with these requirements and their ongoing support to keep students, staff and our communities safe.

Data was last updated November 17, 2021. Numbers may not add due to rounding.