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)
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
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