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COVID-19 Guidance Documents and Resources for Educators and Child Care Centres

The information on this page is intended primarily for the administrators and staff of schools, child care settings, and day camps to help inform and guide practices relating to COVID-19. If you’re a parent or caregiver, find tips and information for keeping your family safe at school.

Additional health and safety measures
The Ontario Government has added additional health and safety measures in schools as more students and staff return to in-person learning across Ontario, including stronger masking and screening protocols.
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Update: All publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools in the province are to move to teacher-led remote learning when students return from the April break on April 19, 2021. Private schools operating in-person this week are to transition to remote learning by April 15, 2021.

 

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide for Schools

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide for Schools - English

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide for Schools - French

Guide de référence rapide sur la COVID-19 pour les écoles

COVID-19 Screening

All students, school staff, and visitors must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school. Check with your school to determine how to verify your completed screen.

Multiple Languages
The screening tool is available in multiple languages.

 

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COVID-19 Cases in Schools and Child Care Centres

Looking for information about COVID-19 in Ontario schools and child care settings? Please visit the Ontario Government or the Health Unit’s dashboard for a summary of COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London (please see the “School Settings” tab).


COVID-19 Resource Directory for Schools

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French - Download PDF


Guidance Documents

General

Date

Environmental Cleaning in Non-Healthcare Public Settings
(Middlesex-London Health Unit)
March 17, 2020
Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings
(Public Health Ontario)
March 11, 2020
COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Talking to Children About the Pandemic
(Ontario Ministry of Health)
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"Attention Visitors" Sign
(Government of Ontario)

Also available in: French

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Child Care Centres

Date

Operational Guidance for Child Care During COVID-19 Outbreak
(Ontario Ministry of Education)

March 2021

COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care
(Ontario Ministry of Health)

March 2021

Before and After School Programs, Kindergarten - Grade 6: Policies and Guidelines for School Boards for the 2020-2021 School Year
(Ontario Ministry of Education)

March 2021

EarlyON Child and Family Centres: Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak (Ontario Ministry of Education)

March 2021

COVID-19 Decision Tool for Child Care Centres and Parents / Caregivers
(Middlesex-London Health Unit)

February 25, 2021

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide for Child Care Settings
(Middlesex-London Health Unit)

February 25, 2021
COVID-19 Guidance: Summer Day Camps
(Ontario Ministry of Health)
August 13, 2020

Safe Healthy Children: A Health and Safety Manual for Childcare Providers
(Middlesex-London Health Unit)

The Safe Healthy Children Manual is a resource for child care providers in Middlesex and London. It has been developed to assist child care centres to meet the regulatory requirements under various acts and provincial standards.

June 24, 2020

COVID-19: Precautions When Working In A Day Camp
(Public Services Health & Safety Association)

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Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Employers of Child Care Centres
(Public Services Health & Safety Association)

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COVID-19: Precautions When Working As A Childcare Provider
(Public Services Health & Safety Association)

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Educators 

Date

Before and After School Programs, Kindergarten - Grade 6: Policies and Guidelines for School Boards for the 2020-2021 School Year
(Ontario Ministry of Education)
March 2021
COVID-19 Preparedness and Prevention in Elementary and Secondary (K-12) Schools
(Public Health Ontario)
March 3, 2021
Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools
(Ontario Ministry of Education)
March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide for Schools
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health)

February 22, 2021

Guide de référence rapide sur la COVID-19 pour les écoles

(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health)

February 22, 2021

Food in the School Setting COVID-19 Public Health Guidance
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health)

December 18, 2020
COVID-19 Resource Directory for Schools - French
(Middlesex-London Health Unit)
[Updated] November 5, 2020
COVID-19 Resource Directory for Schools - English
(Middlesex-London Health Unit)
[Updated] November 4, 2020
COVID-19 Related Physical Education Resources 2020-21 School Year
(Middlesex-London Health Unit)
Under Revision
COVID-19 Guidance: School Outbreak Management
(Ontario Ministry of Health)
October 1, 2020
COVID-19: Reopening Schools
(Ontario Ministry of Education)
Check links for updates

Webinars and Alerts

The Health Unit has hosted live webinars to support child care settings and answer their questions as well as emailed alerts. The past slides, recordings, and alerts are available through the links below.

Past Webinars Past Alerts

 
Date of creation: January 27, 2020
Last modified on: April 15, 2021