COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools - August 26/20

Premier Ford and Minister Lecce have announced that, as part of Ontario’s plan for students and teachers to safely return to the classroom, our government has released the Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools document (attached).

This guide was developed in consultation with public health experts, including Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, and aims to help schools identify and isolate COVID-19 cases, reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools, and prevent and minimize outbreaks.

Premier Ford and Minister Lecce also announced that Dr. Dirk Huyer, who was recently the Executive Lead for the COVID-19 Testing Approach at the Command Table and is the Chief Coroner for Ontario, will serve as Coordinator, Provincial Outbreak Response. Dr. Huyer will lead the province's efforts to prevent and minimize COVID-19 outbreaks in a number of sectors, including the education, child care, agriculture and health care sectors.

News Release:

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/08/ontario-releases-covid-19-management-plan-for-schools.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=o

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/fr/2020/08/lontario-publie-un-plan-pour-la-gestion-de-la-covid-19-dans-les-ecoles.html

Operational Guidance Document:

EN: https://www.ontario.ca/page/operational-guidance-covid-19-management-schools

FR: https://www.ontario.ca/fr/page/directives-operationnelles-pour-la-gestion-de-la-covid-19-dans-les-ecoles