For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Policies, Forms & Links.
How can I help to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
The Canadian government recommends social distancing by avoiding public spaces and gatherings of more than five people and staying home as much as possible. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Canada, our focus is on protecting the health of your children as well as the broader community.
In addition to social distancing, Public Health of Canada, Peel Public Health and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health recommend the following to prevent the community spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- All residents should stay home and only leave the house once a week for essentials like groceries, medicines and medical appointments. Daily exercise should be done alone with one family member, or to exercise a pet.
- Residents over the age of 70 should stay home and go out for solo exercise or essential needs, and, where possible, get help on family and social supports as much as possible for essential needs. This also applies if you have a medical condition or a compromised immune system.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Discard tissue immediately into a closed bin. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Wash hands after coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep, to enhance your body’s immune system.
- Avoid local travel.
What should community members do if they are diagnosed with COVID-19?
If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms, we encourage you to complete this Ontario government online self-assessment tool.
Other important resources can be found on our Student & Parent Resources page.