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Health Awareness

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Effective: April 16, 2022

To reduce the likelihood of an individual with a communicable disease coming to a school or school district site when infectious, students, staff and other adults (e.g. parents/visitors/etc.) are required to practice Health Awareness prior to entering the building. Health Awareness means checking for symptoms of illness (including but not limited to COVID-19 symptoms) and not coming to school when sick. 

Visitors should be aware of the communicable disease prevention plan personal practices, which include: 
  • check for symptoms of illness and stay home if sick
  • wearing a mask or face covering is a personal choice
  • practice hand hygiene often
  • practice respiratory etiquette
  • respect personal space
  • avoid sharing items that come into contact with the mouth (e.g. food, drinks, utensils, etc)
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Travellers entering Canada must follow testing and quarantine requirements, visit travel.gc.ca for more info. There are some exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada. Please follow the guidance from health authorities regarding self-isolation [source].

Starting April 25, 2022: There are fewer federal requirements for you or any fully vaccinated children who travelled with you to follow for 14 days following entry into Canada. For example, you are not longer required under federal law to wear a mask when in public spaces or report your signs and symptoms [source]. Unvaccinated children aged 5 through 11 will still need to wear a mask in public settings (including schools and day camps) for 14 days after arrival to Canada.
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Please continue to check travel.gc.ca/travel-covid for the latest updates.