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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
School Backpack

COVID-19 Resources for Educators

Last updated: May 13, 2022

Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or you are a high risk contact.

Have a COVID-19 related question? Complete this form and we will get back to you shortly.


Screening Management

Symptom Management

COVID-19 Reporting

Individual cases of COVID-19 are not reported to Public Health. Please direct cases to follow guidance at ontario.ca/exposed.
In place of reporting of individual cases of COVID-19, schools will report illness-related absences, see protocol below.

If illness related absences are 30% over baseline, please use this form to report or call the Communicable Disease Intake Line at 613-966-5513 ext 349 and provide date, school name, contact name and phone number, and % absences.

Guidance

The COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Schools and Child Care: Omicron Surge has been discontinued. Schools are advised to follow the Contact Management Guidance.

Guidance – Health and Safety

Environmental Cleaning

Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

For more resources & videos, visit infection control for educators web page or our Materials and Resources page.

Information for Parents and Caregivers

For more information and resources, visit the COVID-19 COVID-19 Vaccination for Youth page.

Mental Health

Additional Resources

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Symptoms or exposure? Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments for individuals 5+ can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.