Medical Officer of Health and Directors of Education Issue a Joint Letter to Parents and Families.
On February 22, the Medical Officer of Health and Directors of Education of local school boards issued a joint letter to parents and families of students stating the new protocols for COVID-19. Effective February 19, 2021, students and children with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, even those with only one symptom, are
required to stay home. A child with symptoms will be required to isolate at home until:
• They receive a negative COVID-19 test result OR
• They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional OR
• It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.
In addition to the sick child staying home, everyone else in the household, such as siblings and parents/guardians is required to stay home from school and work for the same time period. If the ill child is not tested for COVID-19, all household contacts must isolate for 14 days from their last contact with the child. If you have any questions related to the new measures, please visit the Schools and COVID webpage or contact PHSD at 705.522.9200 or 1.866.522.9200.
Read the complete letter here.