Hello Everybody!

This is the update you have all been waiting for.

We have decided that the Covid situation can now be called Endemic.  This is just a fancy way to say that Covid is now common, and a normal part of life.  The Flu, for instance, is endemic, while Small Pox or Malaria are not.  See the PS below for more information about this.

As a result, we have decided to end our Policies and Procedures for a State of Emergency effective July 1st, 2022.  That said, there are some things that will change, and others that will not.  Please read below carefully.

What Will Not Change?

  1. We will continue to be a fully Hybrid School, with lessons and classes being available through digital service.
  2. You may continue to take fully digital lessons indefinitely, if you choose.  Just let us know when re-registering.

What Will Change?

  1. Proof of Vaccination will no longer be required.
  2. Use of the Covid Alert will no longer be required.
  3. Class limits and restrictions on demo visitors will be removed.

What Stays the Same for Now?

  1. We will continue to respect requests that we wear masks in lessons/classes if you ask us to, and ask you to do the same for us.
  2. We will continue to encourage cleaning procedures between students be maintained at current levels.
  3. We will continue to ask you to stay away if you show any illness, and use either a digital Home-on-Demand lesson, or digital/archived class.
  4. For your safety we will continue to move in-person lessons to a digital lesson if needed when a teacher may be ill, but can still teach.

 

Thank you!

The ABC Team

 

P.S.

What does ‘Endemic’ look like?

Taking Flu as an example, 39% of people were vaccinated for this in 2020, and the average number vaccinated has hovered near 30% from 2010 to 2020.

By comparison, approximately 88.9% of all Toronto residents 12 and older have received two doses, with 91.5 per cent having gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 64.5 per cent of eligible residents have received a third dose. The most up-to-date vaccine coverage data is available on the City’s COVID-19: Vaccine Data webpage.

Recent and consistent downward trends in indicators show all areas of concern decreasing.

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