The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced all of us to find try some kind of “new normal” way of doing things at almost every turn. As Ottawa parents make back-to-school choices, I have gathered resources that I hope are helpful for families in making these decisions.
The latest tool from Ottawa Public Health is the newly launched COVID-19 and Schools webpage: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/covid-19-and-schools.aspx. Here residents will find more information about what precautions and requirements parents should be aware of, mental health resources, as well as frequently asked questions.
As new information about back-to-school and opening plans become available, families may want to also reference their local school board’s website and importantly, the latest from the Province of Ontario, as the level of government that decides what health and safety protocols and regulations should be in place.