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COVID-19: school

How to stay safe while attending school.

Schools in Peel must follow the guidance outlined by the Ontario government for the 2022-2023 school year. Refer to to COVID-19 health and safety measures at schools.


Students, teachers, school staff and visitors should self-screen for symptoms of COVID 19 every day before going to school.

Use the COVID 19 school and child care screening tool to assess your child or yourself for symptoms. The results will tell you:

If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 and needs to see a health professional, call your family doctor, contact Health Connect Ontario at 811 or go to COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic for assessment.

Other information

If a child or staff member develops COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive on a molecular or rapid antigen test, they should follow the instructions for individuals with COVID-19.

Staff or students with symptoms at school

If they develop COVID-19 symptoms at school, the following steps will be taken:

  • They will be removed from their class or cohort.
  • Parents or guardians will be notified to pick the child up as soon as possible.

Reporting and management

  • Parents or guardians are not required to report a child’s COVID-19 test results to their school.
  • Schools are not required to notify students or families of individuals with COVID-19 symptoms in the school. However, some schools may choose to share this information with students and families. Refer to your school or school board for more information.

Notification of high absenteeism

If it is determined that school absenteeism levels are 30% above their baseline and may be due to COVID-19, a notification letter will be sent to families and staff.