Most students and staff at Ottawa's largest school board aren't wearing masks, according to staff report

2022-11-22 6:13:00 PM

Most students and staff at Ottawa's largest school board aren't wearing masks, according to staff report

Most students and staff at Ottawa's largest school board aren't wearing masks, according to staff report

Less than 10 per cent of students wear masks at Ottawa\u002DCarleton District School board schools, according to an informal survey of principals

Parents feeling 'abandoned' as children's health-care system struggles, calls for provincial mask mandate swell Pleas from officials or increasing numbers of sick kids might have prompted a few more teachers to mask up.Parents feeling 'abandoned' as children's health-care system struggles, calls for provincial mask mandate swell Pleas from officials or increasing numbers of sick kids might have prompted a few more teachers to mask up.Parents feeling 'abandoned' as children's health-care system struggles, calls for provincial mask mandate swell Pleas from officials or increasing numbers of sick kids might have prompted a few more teachers to mask up.Back to video Progressive activist group Horizon Ottawa released a call on Monday for the board, which is charged with overseeing the Ottawa Police Service, and which Sutcliffe has promised to sit on, to bring back a virtual option for appearing before it with the start of a new council term.

The staff report noted that “principals have also observed a slight increase in the number of staff wearing masks in recent days.” On Tuesday, the board is set to hold a special meeting to consider a motion to require masks.” On Tuesday, the board is set to hold a special meeting to consider a motion to require masks.hg The debate encompasses a number of complicated factors, including the legal authority of the board to impose a mandate, how it would be enforced, when exemptions would be granted and what effect it might have on staffing levels.hg The debate encompasses a number of complicated factors, including the legal authority of the board to impose a mandate, how it would be enforced, when exemptions would be granted and what effect it might have on staffing levels.Advertisement 4 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Advertisement 4 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content The chair and vice-chair of the board support the masking motion, although the decision would be made by the entire 12-member board.Postmedia Network Inc.

Seven trustees were just elected this fall, so this will be their introduction to the sometimes emotional issue.Seven trustees were just elected this fall, so this will be their introduction to the sometimes emotional issue.Seven trustees were just elected this fall, so this will be their introduction to the sometimes emotional issue.There is a precedent in place as the board passed a similar temporary masking motion last spring when the province entered a new wave of COVID-19.Ontario dropped the provincewide requirement to mask up in most public spaces in March.Ontario dropped the provincewide requirement to mask up in most public spaces in March.This time, the Ottawa-Carleton board’s temporary mask mandate proposal is aimed primarily at reducing the spread of RSV and the flu, which are causing an unusually high number of babies and young children to land in hospital.This time, the Ottawa-Carleton board’s temporary mask mandate proposal is aimed primarily at reducing the spread of RSV and the flu, which are causing an unusually high number of babies and young children to land in hospital.CHEO’s emergency department is overwhelmed.CHEO’s emergency department is overwhelmed.Please try again Article content following a major shake-up in board membership during the “Freedom Convoy” occupation.

With recent waits as long as 17 hours to see a doctor, it has opened a second ICU unit and postponed certain surgeries and diagnostic procedures.Advertisement 5 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Advertisement 5 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Advertisement 5 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content It’s hard to gauge the mood among parents about masking at schools and whether their outlooks have changed since last spring.Two opinion polls earlier this month suggested Ontarians would follow mandates.Two opinion polls earlier this month suggested Ontarians would follow mandates.A poll by found that 71.A poll by found that 71.Photo by Tony Caldwell / Postmedia Now-former police board chair, Eli El-Chantiry, as well as interim chair Suzanne Valiquet, shared a different explanation Monday: that the board’s procedural bylaw made it necessary to revert to in-person-only meetings after pandemic measures were eased.

4 per cent of Ontario residents said they would support or share some support for the return of face mask mandates this fall in indoor public spaces if deemed necessary by officials.4 per cent of Ontario residents said they would support or share some support for the return of face mask mandates this fall in indoor public spaces if deemed necessary by officials.A poll by Forum Research for the Toronto Star found slightly more than half of Ontarians would support a return to a provincial mask mandate, and nearly three-quarters said they would follow masking requirements should the government bring them back.New school board trustee Dr.New school board trustee Dr.New school board trustee Dr.Nili Kaplan-Myrth, who proposed the motion to be debated, says the minority of parents who strongly oppose masks at school can be very vocal.In addition, she said she has received hateful and threatening emails since she proposed the masking motion.In addition, she said she has received hateful and threatening emails since she proposed the masking motion.Valiquet said going with a hybrid model for their meetings would require resources — financial and staffing — that the board and its two employees don’t have at present.

Members of the public will make two-minute delegations either in person or by video, since the meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.Members of the public will make two-minute delegations either in person or by video, since the meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.m.will also be livestreamed.The deadline for signing up to speak has passed, but written comments were still being accepted.The deadline for signing up to speak has passed, but written comments were still being accepted.The deadline for signing up to speak has passed, but written comments were still being accepted.Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr.Article content Horizon isn’t the only organization looking for this to change.

Vera Etches, will provide a written brief, which as of Monday afternoon had not been filed yet.Vera Etches, will provide a written brief, which as of Monday afternoon had not been filed yet.Share this article in your social network Share this Story:.Share this article in your social network Share this Story:.

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Anyone still pushing for masking please listen to this podcast from an expert in the field who knows what she is talking about….. GOOD! Good Totally Unnecessary Nice! No shit. Good. As it should be. Good! 👏 👏 👏 people are finally waking up!!! NeverTrustTheGovt

Most students and staff at Ottawa's largest school board aren't wearing masks, according to staff reportLess than 10 per cent of students wear masks at Ottawa\u002DCarleton District School board schools, according to an informal survey of principals Of course, similar to most sane people Correct. And they do not want a mask mandate either. That's great!

Excellent. So all the polls are fraudulent. Nobody wants to wear a mask. Ford: masking a personal choice. Basic Biology 🔹Respiratory System 🔹Gas Exchange Process ➡️We inhale Oxygen and we exhale 'Carbon Dioxide'. Question: Is it healthy to put the 'Carbon Dioxide' we exhale, back in to our lungs 🫁?

Ya so what Maybe they read the real science and got educated. Now it is time, after almost three years of this insanity, to look at the studies and evidence. Good Good. People are finished drinking the koolaid. So Good!! Mask are a choice and people chose not to wear them! They weakened all our immune systems and now we are all getting sick from every bug we catch!

Excellent.

Most students and staff have stopped wearing masks, according to Ottawa school board staff reportLess than 10 per cent of students wear masks at Ottawa\u002DCarleton District School board schools, according to an informal survey of principals And thankfully so, not only are they useless they make lots of waste. As they should , 🖕🏼nili and company !

Is it possible that the Covid-19 gene therapy products ('vaccines') are weakening people's natural immunity, hence the increase in respiratory issues? There is hope for ottawa after all Just like the rest of 🇨🇦 Good. This is news🤡🤡 People are finally rising up against this blatant tyranny. It's nice to see... as for the Citizen, GFY.

Enough of the communist BS, humanity lived without mask for milleniums… get over it, Liberals manipulated you it’s that simple

New Ottawa police board members will face pressure to bring back virtual option for public participationNew board members are being pushed to bring back virtual participation at meetings that are among the most scrutinized at city hall. Valiquet of Heron Gate mass evictions 💔💔💔 Tax Payer here, What do police board members actually do in Ottawa ? The Police union is very strong & organized. I Can’t see how outside members could have any influence on policing in Ottawa. BTW, how is Senior Officer Mark Patterson doing ? No more virtual crap. If you can't be bothered to show up in person, it's not a priority for you.

JustSayNo unitednoncompliance HoldTheLine 👏👏👏 for them. Good. Hopefully the officials can read the room and realize that people are done with this stuff and stop trying to push it. Good.... wakey wakey ..the lie is over And? Enough with this constant pushing of these masks leavethechildrenalone NoMaskMandate NoMasks

Good. There was and is no reason to. They don't work so maybe that's a valid reason. 🤷 SHOVE YOUR MASKS....THEY HARM

Ottawa family trying to bring paralyzed basketball player homeStephane Okenge\u0027s dream of playing U.S. college basketball was shattered after a car accident in Nebraska left him a quadriplegic.

Good. they're useless, and they impair both teaching & learning. Trigger allergies & asthma. And some contain titanium dioxide in doses exceeding recommended exposure rates, which are BREATHED into the life-support system of the body (lungs) Smart folks who know that masks don’t work ! As they should That’s good.

So what? Covid is over. It's a cold at this point. Move on. Good, people are finally coming to their senses Good!!!! Good. Keep it that way 👏👏👏 That’s Logical. They know the masks don’t work, I’m face, they cause more harm than good.

Ottawa New Democrat MPP apologizes for 2021 comments that 'perpetrated an antisemitic stereotype'Ottawa Centre New Democrat MPP Joel Harden has issued an apology for comments he made last year during a discussion about Israel and Palestine that he said 'perpetrated an antisemitic stereotype towards Jewish neighbours.' ottnews Hey OntarioNDP petertabuns, how does JoelHardenONDP get to stay in caucus after his anti-Semitic behaviour Did he lose his job! What happened to Zero Tolerance! The NDP needs to fire the Ahole

Good, those things are useless for the prevention of viral infections. But they're great if you want to contract a bacterial infection. Good....They're following the science Nor should they! Wake up Canada, masks don't work. There will be millions of casualties Great to hear! Good!!! May it stay this way!!! NEVER mask again!!!

Oh and look here DalhousieU ... They also received a massive bribe to the tune of $7 MILLION - JUST PRIOR TO COVID!!!! to work with WHO psychopath - Dr. OBrien to develop VACCINE PSYOP to 'tackle'... get this!!!!! - 'vaccine hesitancy' GOOD! The only reason they are being suggested is for partisan/monetary/bribe reasons. BribesFORLives CorruptU

Thank God for common sense. We depend on natural immunity which grows through exposure. Even the best of 'N95' masks are incapable of filtering the covid viral particle.

Strike averted by education workers at schools in Ottawa and eastern OntarioAll elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa and eastern Ontario will be open for in-person learning on Monday, after the union representing education workers reached a new agreement with the province. 👏👏👏👏👏🙏🙏 Too cold to walk the picket line. That is why they settled. At a dollar an hour increase over the next four years is that a living wage or not? My 2% was even close and my wife's 1% ( bill 124) oh boy glad someone is making money fordnation

So the fringe minority who do support wearing masks can expect to to labeled misogynistic racist stereotypes which in my estimation is fare Get a life! masks are not needed. no one needs to listen to Dr Nili Only a few people in Canada are now. It's over. Give up. Important to recognize, although she is a doctor, we know doctors are capable of being wrong, misleading, corrupt, negligent as anyone else. In addition listening to her arrogant barking is equally a verbal assault causing emotional trauma to many. Perhaps a lawsuit? Ottawa

Awesome to hear! It will stay that way too. We aren’t masking up ever again. Good The agenda has been exposed. 👏

Nor should they… we’re seeing the negative effects of living overly sanitized lives due to the Covid years. To not learn from that is more irresponsible than the current Ottawa mask hysteria. Great! Some intelligence for a change Good for them Proving that students and staff are considerably smarter than journalists and trustees.

Good... they can get back to building their immune system. time to move on Good! They don’t need them. MASKS DO NOT WORK. So yes, that's why no one wears them. Got it? MasksDontWork MasksHarm Good. Good

But I thought 70% of Canadians WANTED mandates back. Why the dichotomy? yesss That's great Good!! Awesome! Good...because masks are ineffective & particularly harmful in settings where ventilation is poor, such as schools. Good I identify as a mask, and I think wearing me is degrading. I hope this message speaks my fellow comrades who are struggling with this debate.

Good Good! MasksDontWork

And what does that tell you? THAT THE MAJORITY DON'T WANT TO WEAR MASKS. Good for them They're not mandated, people made a decision. so? what is your point? Why should they wear masks? Are they sick? Good. Let's keep that way. Good Good move on already you pathetic child abusing cultists... GOOD! Good

Good jimmyscottkeen Of course not. They believe in science, not politics. Enough with the masks The people have spoken! You all just need to listen. Liberals hate free choice. Last night they got served a cold dish of f*ck right off So what GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!! I’m sure most have had covid and thought wtf am I wearing this mask for.

Good! Time to let it go. The mask is a choice.

Most people everywhere aren’t wearing masks. We’re done. Right. So they are managing their risk, leave them alone. Good They are complete useless according to current science findings. But the loud minority are trying to force people to live the way they want Awesome Sounds like parents and students are communicating that they do not support Nili’s divisive attempt to impose a mandate just on kids and the adults who work with them. Insufficient quality of evidence has been provided to support masking, and no cost-benefit analysis.

Wonderful to hear that people’s choices are being respected. Good ETFOeducators where are you? This must end. OCDSB staff where are you? RISE UP! Excellent news.

The student have spoken, they don’t want masks! Thank god. GOOD 👍 We got the vax. Eff off Brilliant! va3thm Good Good Why are we even still talking about masks? erdocAA JacquieAMiller would be better served spending some fraction of her time critically investigating the justification for mask mandates according to scientific research instead of quoting ridiculous polls by Nik Nanos that are designed to reach a desired outcome.

Nature is healing...

Good. It's about time they figured out they don't work. Just like the vaccine....masks belong in the dumpster. LMAO....Should of supported the Convoy. They were ahead of the curve....right all along:-) erdocAA This paints a very clear picture of what parents and students want. NO MASK MANDATES! LMAO....Coudn't even get your leftie teacher's to go along with the BS. Public Health has lost all trust!

Masks don’t work. erdocAA Bravo 🙌 👏 Kudos to those who seek to bring down the curtain on pandemic theatre. And just say 'no' to Covidian demands for encores. That probably indicates they don't want to.

Good Good. Choice is how democracy works. Stop forcing ineffective, politically motivated agendas on our children. Mask Nazis are terrible people. Zero regard for individual choice. Lets strip away their right to choose and see how that goes. Pro choice doesn't stop at abortion. Leave the kids alone! good

I wonder if it’s because they don’t want to? Get over it babies. Good. That’s good, it’s nice to see common sense has prevailed….. masks aren’t normal…. Never will be. They should never have been worn and never should be in the future They know they don’t work. And the sky is blue. Are you ever going to run a story on how completely insane the OCDSB newest trustee Nili Kaplan-Myrth is? I hope she isn't allowed around kids.

Vera Etches is not recommending making masks mandatory in Ottawa schools. Probably because mountains of them are vaxxed and the rest acquired a short term natural immunity through infection, so there isn't much to mask for anymore. Anyone who wants to wear one can do so. The board has NOT completed a risk/benefit analysis and has no right to mandate.

That clearly means that most students, parents and staff are against mandated masking. A majority doesn't believe in the measure, ocdsb. The maskers are quite simply put: a small fringe minority. Might be because we had 2 years of masking & virtual schooling for overblown projections of Cvd. Time to move on.

Great. It’s so Nice to see normal returning. Make sure to check out OCDSB trustee nilikm go completely unhinged in interview this morning with billcarrolltalk