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COVID-19: Schools

New announcements:

  • Staff, students, children, and visitors must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school or child care. Parent(s)/guardian(s) can fill this out on behalf of a child/student using the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool.
  • Anyone who is feeling sick or has any new or worsening symptoms of illness should stay home when sick. This means staying home until:
    • Their symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours for nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea), and
    • They do not have a fever, and
    • They do not develop any additional symptoms.
  • Take additional precautions following illness, a positive COVID-19 test, or close contact exposure. For a total of 10 days following the date of symptom onset, individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test result (including an individual who is asymptomatic) should:
    • Wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings (including school and child care, unless under 2 years old),
    • Avoid non-essential activities where mask removal is necessary (for example, playing a wind instrument in music class or removing a mask for sports, dining out),
    • Avoid visiting anyone who is immunocompromised or may be at higher risk of illness (for example, seniors),
    • Avoid non-essential visits to highest risk settings such as hospitals and long-term care homes.
  • Household and close contacts of individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test are also recommended to take these additional precautions for 10 days from their last exposure.

Important Reminders

  • Wearing a mask is now optional. There are many reasons for students, staff and visitors to continue wearing one. Please be kind to those who choose to wear a mask. Find an updated entrance poster here.
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette should be maintained throughout the day.
  • Vaccination remains the best defence against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. The COVID-19 vaccination is available for students, families and staff. To book yours click here.

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)

For additional COVID-19 information

Email: Please email
Web: For general inquiries about COVID-19, please visit Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).