Our Director of Education, Loretta Notten, has given us an update regarding the coronavirus (2019-nCoV). No doubt you are aware of the virus and its current status in Ontario. We wish to share some information with you which was given to us from the Ministry of Health. The over-arching key messages centered around the fact that Ontario is very prepared and has effective protocols, which are currently operating very well, and the guiding principles that we do well to ground our response in the facts and what we know to be good practice.
To that end – we are encouraged to redouble our efforts in our schools to ensure:
- good hygiene – washing hands thoroughly and with soap or sanitizer;
- covering one’s mouth and nose when one sneezes or coughs;
- staff and students stay home when ill.
- It is also wise to get a yearly flu vaccine, available from clinics or pharmacies.
Attached is a letter which has been provided jointly by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health with more information.