Infectious Diseases

Durham District School Board (DDSB) works to ensure you have a safe and healthy learning environment. This includes preventing the spread of infectious diseases. The Public Health Agency of Canada and Durham Region provide information and resources about infectious disease symptoms, risks, prevention, surveillance and treatment.

Review our Communicable Diseases policy to learn more about the steps DDSB takes to manage infectious diseases in our schools.


Vaccines help your child develop immunities and prevent the spread of disease. Review Durham Region Child Immunization schedule to make sure your child is protected.

Hand washing

Wash your hands frequently to stop the spread of germs. This is one of the simplest and most important things you can do to reduce the spread of germs. Visit Durham Region Infection Control for information about how to effectively wash your hands.