COVID-19: DDSB Updates, Learning Resources and Community Connections

Posted On Tuesday March 31, 2020

COVID-19: DDSB Updates, Learning Resources, Community Connections and FAQ's
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As of March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario, including the Durham District School Board will remain closed until May 4, 2020, in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


DDSB Playground Equipment


Important Notice Regarding DDSB Playground Equipment

The safety and well-being of our students, staff and school communities is our top priority at the Durham District School Board (DDSB). This is more important than ever during these challenging and unprecedented times of school closures, self-isolation and physical distancing necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, we kindly request that members of the community please stay off playground equipment situated on DDSB schoolyards, as they are not routinely cleaned/sanitized. This is critical to help protect individuals, families, and community members and stop the spread of the virus.

Also, we would like to remind residents to please continue to utilize physical distancing of 2 metres if you come into contact with people outside of your household to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect your fellow community members. Recent reports from the New England Journal of Medicine indicate that the virus can survive for up to three days on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces and four to five days on other materials.

We appreciate the cooperation of all residents as we all work together in these challenging times and look forward to a return to more regular routines once this pandemic is over.