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Covid-19 Updates

(November 22, 2022)
Dear ADSB Families,


Since our last update regarding the messaging from Ontario's chief medical officer, Dr. Kieran Moore, we have now received communications from all three Health Units with whom we work (Porcupine Health Unit, Public Health Sudbury and Algoma Public Health), advising that they too are strongly recommending that masks be worn in public settings, including schools and childcare facilities. 

Algoma District School Board, in support of the position of our health partners, also strongly recommends masking in public places, including schools, childcare centres and on public/school transportation.  As previously noted, we continue to make masks available to staff and students, free of charge.  As some, for health or other reasons, must wear a mask and others are unable to tolerate the wearing of a mask, it is imperative that we work together to continue to maintain respectful, welcoming and inclusive environments for all, regardless of their masking needs or preferences.   

We note again that schools continue to have access to Rapid Antigen Tests, which are made available upon request.  As always, we ask that staff, students and visitors continue to self-monitor every day before attending school and individuals who are feeling ill are asked to remain home, to prevent the spread of illness. 


Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

Dealing with Ill or Sick Child
(September 2021) Below is an updated flow chart from Algoma Public Health providing information on what to do if your child is ill or has possible symptoms for COVID-19. 
In addition, please note the following direction that is has been provided by Algoma Public Health, "If you have a sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, abdominal pain, pink eye, headache, lack of appetite or any other sign or symptom of illness not included in the COVID-19 screening tool, do not attend school or child care and stay home until your symptom improves for at least 24 hours."
ADSB Vaccination Status Attestation 
All ADSB employees, regardless of their vaccination status, have been asked to comp
lete and submit a Vaccination Attestation form. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in testing for COVID-19 twice per week along with an education session about COVID-19 vaccination. 

Current as of March 4, 2022

Total Applicable Employees 2047 - 100 %
Fully Vaccinated 1892 - 92.4 %
Partially Vaccinated  0 - 0 %
Documented Medical Reason 0 - 0 %
Attestation Not Submitted 19 - 0.01 %

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