Under direction from the Government of Ontario, all Grand Erie schools will be closed March 14 to April 5 due to COVID-19 precautions.

The health and well-being of Grand Erie students and staff is the Board’s highest priority.

In all public health matters, Grand Erie District School Board works closely with both the Brant County Health Unit and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit along with provincial and federal health agencies to monitor and address concerns related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The local health units continue to actively monitor the situation in collaboration with provincial and national health agencies. The local health units are also working with partners in the health care system to monitor, detect, and (if needed), isolate any possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Where to Get Trusted Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

  • Website includes: current cases, risks to Canadians, travel advice and information on being prepared, prevention, symptoms and treatment
  • The Travel Advice section outlines the different levels of risk involved with international travel to a number of countries as well as any recommendations the PHAC is making (e.g., avoid cruise ship travel). This section also includes information for Canadians returning from travel

Ontario Ministry of Health

  • Website includes: details on the status of cases in Ontario, general information on Coronaviruses and COVID-19 as well as recommendations on how to protect yourself as well as symptoms and treatment

Brant County Health Unit

  • Website includes: information for residents living in Brant County or the City of Brantford

Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

  • Website includes: information for residents living in Haldimand County or Norfolk County

Where to Get Local Information

Brant County

City of Brantford

Haldimand County

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations

Norfolk County

Six Nations of the Grand River

Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Illnesses

To reduce exposure to, and transmission of, a range of respiratory illnesses including Coronavirus (COVID-19), follow these health precautions to help you and your family stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hand washing facilities are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Stay home when you are ill with a fever and/or infectious respiratory symptoms
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
  • If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces

Precautions in Grand Erie Schools Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Proactive measures are being taken by the Grand Erie District School Board as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Board is following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Guidance for Schools.

Grand Erie Facility Services staff will take extra care to ensure soap dispensers are filled and/or soap is always available. Facility Service Staff will also follow their protocols for Illness/Outbreak for increased cleaning and disinfecting when required, or as directed by the local Health Unit.

We are also encouraging:

  • Staff to reinforce regular hand washing and proper hand hygiene with students
  • Staff to share reminders with students to be mindful when coughing or sneezing
  • Students, staff and volunteers to stay home when ill

Find Grand Erie District School Board's here: Pandemic Plan.

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