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Public Health Nurse Support for Schools: Fall 2020

Halton Region Public Health staff have been working closely with local schools across the region for several years, through various programs, to improve the health and well-being of students and staff. The Ministry of Health recently announced additional public health nursing support to assist schools with managing COVID-19. We are currently planning our approach to the Ministry’s announcement and will ensure the schools are aware of any additional supports.

As we kick off the 2020/21 school year, the Region's public health nurses will be focused on:

  • supports to school board/private school plans related to school reopening during the pandemic;
  • learning supports for children, educators and their families related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 (infection prevention and control measures); and
  • managing positive cases and potential outbreaks in school settings.

All schools continue to have access to school health information, resources and consultation. If you have any questions, please contact or call 311.

Online Services

Public Health Guidance and Resources

The following guidance is intended for school boards, administrators, trustees and staff. To find animated videos and illustrated posters for children, please visit the COVID-19 School Information page.

In November 2020, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, provided a COVID-19 Update to the Halton Catholic District School Board Trustees and the Halton District School Board Trustees. Both presentations are available on YouTube:

Public Health Update for Schools

This electronic newsletter consolidates information, updates and resources from Halton Region Public Health on a variety of program areas.