The health and safety of all students, staff and school communities is our top priority. In partnership with public health officials, the Near North District School Board (NNDSB) is closely monitoring the current situation with regards to the novel coronavirus.
We understand that many of our families have questions and concerns. Public health officials continue to advise that the risk to the public remains low. As a result, the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit are not advising schools to take any additional precautions.
To reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health, you should follow usual precautions such as:
- wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- avoid contact with people who are sick
- stay home if you are sick
In addition, there are a number of resources and sources of information that are available regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has issued public health guidance on the prevention and management of COVID-19 . These information sheets are available in English, French, and more than 20 additional languages.
PHAC’s Travel Health Notices outline potential health risks to Canadian travellers and recommend ways to help reduce them. Particular attention should be paid to the travel advisories which offer guidance on the level of risk for travellers. Several notices have been issued related to COVID-19.
As you know, the circumstances regarding COVID-19 are dynamic and advice may change based on the evolving situation. We encourage you to monitor the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 webpage and PHAC’s travel health notices for up-to-date information.
If you have concerns about your or your child’s health, please contact a medical practitioner or North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. https://www.myhealthunit.ca.