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COVID-19: Schools

New announcement:

  • Top 10 COVID-19 Basic Rules for Safe Schools
  • The Ontario government has released the COVID-19: Health, Safety and Operational Guidance for Schools (2021-22).

    • Students in Grades 1-12 and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors and on student transportation (encouraged for students in Kindergarten), while not being required outdoors, and;
    • Extra-curricular and inter-school sport activities will be permitted with some modifications.
    • Students will return to in-person learning daily for the full school day (5 instructional hours). As noted in the May 2021 school year planning memo, remote learning will remain an option;
  • Daily screening of COVID-19 symptoms is one of the best preventative measures to protect the school community. Access the online screening tool daily to ensure you or your child is well enough to attend work, school or daycare. If your school board or child care provider has another screening process, you can use that instead

School Board Information

For specific information about your child’s school and answers to frequently asked questions, visit your school board’s website:

District School Board North East Ontario (DSB1)
Northeastern Catholic District School Board
Algoma District School Board (Hornepayne Elementary and Secondary School)
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (Holy Name of Jesus School)
Moosonee District School Area Board (Moosonee Public School)
James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board (Northern Lights Secondary School)

Conseil scolaire catholique de district de grandes rivières
Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario
Conseil Scolaire Catholique Nouvelon (École Saint Nom de Jésus)

COVID-19 Information Line

For more information, call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-360-4819. Call toll-free at 1-800-461-1818 or the PHU office in your community.
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For general inquiries about COVID-19, please visit Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).