Notification of Potential COVID-19 School Exposures
When the Public Schools Branch is made aware of a potential COVID-19 exposure in a PSB school or bus, it will be posted on the PSB’s website: Potential COVID-19 School Exposures. We urge parents to check the page regularly.
We have public health measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Parents/guardians are reminded that vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants. We encourage parents and guardians to get their child vaccinated as soon as possible. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and to book appointments or call the COVID-19 Clinic booking line toll-free at 1-844-975-3303.
We will update parents/guardians if any changes are made to this process.
Families play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring that students can access educational services. It is important for you to monitor your child’s health each day before sending them to school and to keep them home when they feel ill. If your child exhibits any of the symptoms listed below and they are unusual for your child, parents/guardians are asked to call 811. Students are expected to remain home until they are free of symptoms.
In addition, if you have traveled outside regions as per the current CPHO guidelines, you are asked to declare this to the school, and follow the current CPHO measures in place at the time (e.g. self-isolation).
If your child shows one or more symptom while at school, you will be asked to pick your child up.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- new or worsening cough
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sore throat
- runny nose, sneezing, congestion
- muscle aches
- unusual fatigue
- acute loss of sense of smell or taste
Thomas Waugh, VP