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COVID-19: Schools

New announcement: The Ontario government decided to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. Child care for non-school aged children will remain open, before and after school programs will be closed and free emergency child care for the school-aged children of eligible health care and frontline workers will be provided. Read more in the news release.

Daily screening of COVID-19 symptoms is one of the best preventative measures to protect the school community. Access the online screening tool (updated February 24, 2021) the printable version for students and children attending school or child care settings, or the printable tool for school staff and essential visitors 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.
Want to email your questions? Please email
For general inquiries about COVID-19, please visit Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).