To: Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health, Toronto
Re: Special Education, Special Education congregated schools, and Intensive Support Programs in-person learning
Dear Dr. de Villa
On behalf of the TDSB Education Workers and Teachers currently required to return to work next week while it is deemed unsafe for every other student and education worker to do so, we are imploring you to use your powers as Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health to issue an order so that these students and their educators may remain at home until those educators have had their first vaccination and the 14 day period for the vaccine to take effect has passed.
We do not need to tell you that the numbers warrant this. You see them before we do. We do not need to tell you that these students are the most medically fragile in our system. You already know this.
No one wants these students languishing at home, but even more, no one wants these students or their educators to get sick.
We urge you to order all schools and programs closed, going virtual, until vaccinated.
Jennifer Brown, President Elementary Teachers of Toronto
Linda Bartram, President OSSTF Toronto Occasional Teachers
Rob Fulford, President Elementary Teachers Federation Toronto Occasional Teachers
Ralph Nigro, Vice-Chair, Toronto Administrator’s Association
Kimberly Perry, President OSSTF Toronto Professional Student Support Personnel
John Weatherup, President, CUPE 4400
Leslie Wolfe, President, OSSTF Toronto Teachers
Cc Karen Falconer, Interim Director, Toronto District School Board