One Ontario school board drops, another delays vaccine mandate for employees

by Jack Bingham

(LifeSiteNews) – A school board in Ontario will refrain from firing employees for not taking the COVID-19 jab, while another has extended its deadline.

Ontario’s Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) removed their vaccine policy that required all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be terminated. Meanwhile, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has extended their jab policy’s deadline for another month.  

On Tuesday, HWDSB spokesman Shawn McKillop announced that the board has removed the requirement that all employees be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 by November 30, while the TDSB postponed their mandate’s deadline until the end of November.  

According to McKillop, the decision was made as the “result of the advice from experts and employee management groups.” Instead of forcing all employees to receive the experimental COVID-19 injections, those who choose to remain unjabbed “will have to undergo rapid testing twice a week.” 

Unlike the HWDSB, which chose to remove their policy outright, the TDSB, Ontario’s largest school board, announced they are simply postponing their vaccine mandate deadline from November 1 to November 30, due to an influx of exemption requests.  

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