Safe Return to School - January 2022
(January 14, 2022) Return to In-Person Learning - Important Information
(January 2022) Instructions on Rapid Antigen Test Kits
(January 2022) Ontario's Plan for Safe Return To School
Masking - January 2022
Students in Grades 1-12 must continue to wear a cloth (triple layer is best) or medical mask and masking continues to be strongly recommended for Kindergarten students. Other face coverings (ie. neck gaiter or handkerchief) are no longer permissible. The government is providing students with expanded access to free, high quality three-ply cloth masks. These will be available to students and although not mandatory, students will be encouraged to use them. The purpose of this measure is to encourage students to use a higher quality mask than some of the single or two-ply masks that some may currently be relying upon, given the spread of the Omicron variant.
Students in Grades 1 to 12 are required to wear properly fitted masks indoors, including in hallways and during classes, as well as on school vehicles. Masks may be temporarily removed indoors to consume food or drink, with a minimum distance of two metres maintained between cohorts and as much distancing as possible within a class cohort.
Students who require a mask exemption are to contact the school Principal. (Note: School staff, visitors and bus drivers are also required to wear medical masks and, depending on their role, additional personal protective equipment).
How to remove a non-medical mask or face covering:
1. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
o If none is available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
2. Remove the face covering by un-tying it or removing the loops from your ears.
o Avoid touching the front of the mask when removing it.
3. Store the face covering in a paper bag, envelope, or something that does not retain moisture if
you will be wearing it again.
4. After removing the face covering, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
Additional information on masks can be found by following this link to Public Health Services Canada..
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