Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. The mental health and well-being of children continues to be a key government priority and schools will remain open for in-person learning.

In light of the recently announced measures, it is important that we continue to follow health advice and do our part to keep schools open for in-person student learning.

At this critical point in the pandemic, the following public health measures are crucial to help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19:

Testing and assessment centres across the province will accept appointments from students and education staff for asymptomatic testing. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this testing capacity to have their children tested to support a safe return to school. Children attending child care, and child care staff, will also be eligible to access this testing.

As a reminder, you must screen for COVID-19 symptoms each day. If your child or anyone in your household is ill, stay home and follow the guidance in the school screener.