KINGSTON, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — The Limestone District School Board in Kingston, Ontario, unveiled a new policy on Tuesday that bans unvaccinated children from school sports teams and clubs.
In a statement on Tuesday, Limestone District School Board’s (LDSB) Director of Education, Krishna Burra, announced that the board is actively barring any children 12 and older who have not been “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 from taking part in school sports and other extra-curricular clubs.
“Therefore, effective immediately, all eligible participants (born 2009 and earlier) including students, staff, officials and volunteers in all inter-school sports and some high-risk activities like extra-curricular music programs must be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14-day waiting period),” Burra wrote on behalf of the board.
“Unvaccinated participants and participants with an approved medical exemption or an approved accommodation under the Human Rights Code must complete twice weekly testing.”
The statement clarifies that not all students who are “unvaccinated” will be allowed to opt for the “twice weekly testing” option: Only children with an “approved” exemption, or those who are “in the process of acquiring full vaccination status” — defined as someone who will receive their second shot by the end of the first week in November — will qualify for the testing option.
According to Canadian constitutional rights lawyer Rocco Galati, subjecting people to medical tests as a condition for goods and services is a criminal offence in Canada under the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act.
The law defines a “genetic test” as “a test that analyzes DNA, RNA or chromosomes for purposes such as the prediction of disease or vertical transmission risks, or monitoring, diagnosis or prognosis.”
According to Galati, all of the currently available tests for COVID-19 detection fit this definition, leaving violators of the law subject to a fine of up to $1,000,000 and 5 years in prison.
Burra’s statement characterizes the new policy as part of the board’s goal to “take reasonable steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19″ while informing families that it is “important to note that these guidelines may change at any time and without notice.”
The board’s statement also tells parents that in addition to subjecting their children to “twice weekly” testing, parents “must purchase tests at their own cost (around $40/test).”
The COVID-19 vaccines are experimental, with clinical trials not set for completion until 2023. Current data provided by experts has overwhelmingly indicated that vaccinating children against the coronavirus is not only illogical and unscientific, but likely dangerous.
As written by a collection of Canadian doctors and health professionals in an open-letter to public health officials:
According to the Government of Canada, ten children 0-16 years old died from the flu in 12 months [in 2018] versus 12 children who died with COVID-19 over the last 18+ months (proportionately 8 children per 12 months). This means that COVID-19 is less dangerous than the flu for this age group. Why then is the Government pressuring children to get vaccinated?
Additionally, Dr. Paul Elias Alexander, a former senior adviser to COVID pandemic policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that “Children are effectively COVID immune” due to their “biological and molecular” makeup.
“Children need no COVID vaccine; it can potentially kill them. The CDC and NIH and vaccine developers are deceiving the nation and have not done the proper research,” he wrote in an article on September 21.
In August, Public Health of Ontario quietly released a statement revealing that there have been over 100 confirmed cases of myocarditis and pericarditis – potentially fatal heart conditions – caused by the jab in youth in Ontario alone.
“Contrary to what a number of people have said, there is no such thing as ‘mild myocarditis,’” Canadian professor of medicine Dr. Steven Pelech stated in response to public health downplaying the risk the shots present to young people.
The LDSB’s Tuesday mandate has already been met with sadness by at least one family whose children will be forced off their sports teams as a result of the new rules.
Mackenzie Beal, a father of two LDSB students, told LifeSite that his family is becoming increasingly “disappointed” with the school board’s so-called COVID-19 protocols.
“My son is obsessed with football, and although he’s only on the practice squad this year, he was over the moon happy to just be sitting on the bench,” Beal told LifeSite. “My daughter is on the field hockey team … she’s just happy to be doing something after zero sports last year.”
When asked about his plans moving forward, Beal mentioned that his “faith in the education system” is “essentially non-existent now,” explaining how this most recent betrayal leaves him with “no trust.”
Beal, who has had children in the Kingston area public school system for over 12 years, told LifeSite he “never thought once about pulling them out,” but over the past 18 months of constant restrictions and mandates, “homeschooling is now regular conversation at our dinner table.”
In light of the low-risk the virus poses to children, Beal questioned the logic behind the seemingly coercive measures. “I can think of no logical explanation for these new mandates other than more political lip service. A further push for control, maybe.”