As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to loom over the province, PWPSD is continuously working to adjust requirements to stay aligned with the Government of Alberta.
After Alberta Health Services (AHS) stated they are encouraging school boards to implement vaccination policies, the division was faced with several questions; from both staff and the community.
After discussing concerns about the topic, the following motion was made,
Given the recent announcements regarding School Authorities being asked by the Minister of Education and the Minister of Health to consider a policy regarding employees showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (and to recognize the Board's role in ensuring the safety of its staff and students); the Board direct administration to explore and collect additional information regarding such a policy and report back to the Board on or before October 28, 2021.
The motion was carried unanimously.
If such a policy is implemented, it would apply to any non-student over the age of 18 entering PWPSD facilities.