COVID Advisory

The DDSB is following the Ministry of Education’s Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools should a case of COVID-19 be suspected or confirmed in a student or staff member. We will also be following any additional directions of the Durham Region Health Department, who has the responsibility to manage confirmed cases of COVID-19, including what happens if there is an outbreak. The Durham Region Health Department has more information about COVID-19 in schools that you can review on their Schools Reopening Toolkit.

Schools and the DDSB is committed to informing families and school staff if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school. We will be doing this in a message to families and to staff and posting information at the button you can click below.

Please note that as COVID-19 cases are resolved and the individual is cleared to return to school, the case will be moved from the “Active” confirmed case column to the “Resolved” column. 

As per the Ministry of Education, confirmed cases of students/staff will not be updated on the COVID-19 Advisory tracking sheet for the period that schools are engaged in virtual learning, expected to end on January 25, 2021.

If there are any confirmed cases of students with special education needs who may be physically learning in schools, and/or teachers and staff who are working in-person, communication will be sent directly to those who are learning and/or working within the school.

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A positive case at a school does not ​mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community.