Remember to check the TDSB Return to School page often as protocols and guidance are frequently updated.
Recently the mask and face covering requirements were updated. Among the changes is the statement that “school visitors, including parents/guardians, are required to wear a mask/face covering when indoors and outdoors on school property, such as during pick-up and drop-off.”
A decision guide from Toronto Public Health was also added to help families understand what steps to take after doing a self-assessment each morning. On October 1, the Ontario School and Child Care Screening Tool was updated with revised testing guidelines for children. The main update is adjusting the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice. The guidelines include an online tool and printable PDF document.
If you’re looking for general information, including assessment centres, Canada’s COVID Alert app, and information from Toronto Public Health, you can find several links on our Links & Resources page. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of resources, but a collection that we’ve been compiling. We also encourage you to sign up for newsletters from school Trustees, like our own Ward 15 Trustee, Jennifer Story.
We’re all in this together! Stay safe and stay healthy!