COVID-19 Information and Updates
Youth age 12 years and over are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario. Offering vaccination to youth who are eligible will help keep students, staff, schools, and surrounding communities as safe as possible.
Infection prevention protocols, paired with the ongoing vigilance and dedication of all staff, have helped keep the risk of COVID-19 spread low in our schools. Ensuring school staff and eligible students have the opportunity to get vaccinated will strengthen and reinforce current measures preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Government of Ontario Resources:
Local Public Health Screening Tools and Protocols:
December 13 , 2021 - Joint Letter from KFL&A, HPE, and LGL Public Health Units: Please Help Protect our Local Health Care System Capacity
Please note that the Board's top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. All precautions are being taken to ensure all school environments are cleaned as required and that all members are following public health guidelines. If there is a positive case in one of our schools, the Board will follow protocol as outlined by our local public health units and the Ministry of Education and take all precautions necessary.
In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, this page will be updated with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving an individual in a school setting or office site within ALCDSB. This information will be shared upon notification of confirmed cases by one of our local health units.
In the interests of maintaining privacy, information provided here will not identify the individual that has received a positive COVID-19 case.
A positive case at a school does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community.
In the event that one of our local public health units advises the Board that a class or school should be closed for a period of time, parents/guardians, students and staff will be notified.
The information here will be updated upon notification of confirmed cases by one of our local public health units.
Total Number of Cases within ALCDSB:
see statement below
|As of January 4, 2022||
The Ministry of Education is suspending reporting of COVID-19 cases in schools until further direction is shared with school boards in preparation for in person learning. ||
COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Attestation Summary
As of March 9, 2022
As announced on August 17, 2021, the Government of Ontario implemented an immunization disclosure policy for all publicly funded school board employees, staff in private schools and licensed childcare settings and other individuals regularly in these settings, for the 2021-22 school year.
School boards are required to post aggregate, depersonalized board-level data on a monthly-basis. School boards will not provide any identifying information.
|School Board Employees & Trustees1|||
|Total number of individuals to which the policy will apply||1375|| ||617|| ||1902|| |
|Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated (with and without supporting documentation)||1330||96.7%||592||96%||1804||94.8%|
|Total Number of individuals who are partially vaccinated||0||0%||1||0.16%||0||-|
|Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated||0||0%||0||0%||3||0.15%|
|The number of individuals who have not yet submitted an attestation form, if known||7||0.5%||1||.19%||8||0.42%|
Note: numbers may not add due to rounding
1Excludes Occasional and Temporary School Board Employees
2Other individuals include those frequently in schools or other settings who may have direct contact with students or staff (e.g. visitors, volunteers, contractors, other professionals and student transportation drivers)
Of those school board employees and trustees who have submitted an attestation, 97% of individuals have attested to being fully vaccinated.
Public Health Units
Due to our Board's wide geography, ALCDSB works in partnership with three public health units. For more information, please read updates from your local health unit.
Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health
Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
Renfrew County and District Health Unit