Letter to KFLAPH: Gratitude for partnership

Limestone Learning Foundation
Letter to KFLAPH: Gratitude for partnership
Posted on 01/17/2022
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The following letter was sent to Medical Officer of Health  KFL& A Public Health Dr. Piotr Oglaza on behalf of the Limestone District School Board on January 17, 2022.

Dear Dr. Oglaza,

The Limestone District School Board and KFL&A Public Health have a longstanding collaborative partnership in support of health and well-being for all. The Board of Trustees is grateful to you and your staff for working so closely and diligently with board and school staff to support students, families and school communities every day. We know that a healthy community results in healthy schools, and we appreciate your care and concern.

At the Regular Board Meeting on January 12, 2022, the Limestone District School Board of Trustees, passed the following motion:

“That the Limestone District School Board send a letter to KFL&A Public Health, and our Medical Officer of Health Dr. Piotr Oglaza, expressing LDSB’s support and gratitude for their active partnership. Given the importance of having all students return to in-person learning and stay there, LDSB commits to do everything we can to support the rollout of vaccines to all eligible staff and students as medically appropriate. We continue to be ready to work with KFL&A Public Health to provide accessible vaccination clinics in areas where vaccination rates remain lower than average.” 

Public health continues to report that vaccination provides the greatest protection against serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. Thankfully, the KFL&A region continues to be a leader in the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations, however, we know there is still more that can be done. Trustees continue to support the work of board staff in ensuring optimal conditions to promote and support public health’s ongoing delivery of vaccines to all eligible staff and students with a focus on accessibility. Again, thank you to you and your staff for your continued efforts to keep everyone safe and well.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Ruttan,
Chair, Limestone District School Board
 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.