COVID-19 Newsletter #10
Welcome to the TENTH EDITION of our COVID-19 newsletter, where you will find information regarding the latest Ministry of Education directives and Public Health guidelines, as well as answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from parents and students.
The EMSB will continue to implement COVID-19 Ministry protocols in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.
- You have questions, we have answers! We invite you to have a look at our COVID-19/back-to-school FAQ.
- Should you have additional questions, please contact us.
Important Message from Mylène Drouin, Regional Director of Public Health
Please visit the link below to view a letter from Mylène Drouin, Regional Director of Public Health:
New Guidelines for Elementary Students as of March 8th
Following recommendations from Public Health and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, the wearing of a procedural mask will be compulsory at all times in schools for elementary school students attending an establishment located in the red zone. As such, as of March 8, Grade 1 to 6 students will be required to wear a procedural mask in classrooms, common areas and on school transportation.
The masks will be supplied by the schools.
Public Health Recommendations and Spring Break
As per Public Health’s directives, we kindly remind you to continue to report positive COVID-19 cases during the March break (March 1st to March 5th inclusively). Should your child receive a positive test result for COVID-19 during this period, we ask that you advise his/her school.
Please also be reminded of the following:
- Assess your child’s health before he/she returns to school on March 8th using the self-assessment tool. Click here for the self-assessment tool
- To learn more about testing and self-isolation requirements (who needs to self-isolate, how long to self-isolate), Click here for the new Public Health tool for families
- Evaluate whether your child may attend school under different circumstances
Click here to view the revised COVID-19 Exclusion Criteria and Testing/Isolation Recommendations