Schools, School Boards and Child Care Centres

As of Monday, March 21, 2022, masks/face coverings are no longer mandatory in school and child care settings; however, TBDHU strongly encourages everyone to wear a mask indoors for a little while longer. Note that masks must still be worn in specific circumstances. See the Masks/Face Coverings page for details.

Students and staff should continue to use the Ontario COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool every morning before school or child care and follow the instructions given.


Printable Resources


Operational Guidance


Other Important Information

Information for Parents and Caregivers of Students

Visit the Parents & Caregivers page for information on COVID-19 screening and preparing children for school.

Visit the Child with Symptoms & When to Return page for information on COVID-19 symptoms, testing and when children can return to school. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The following resources can support staff and the use of PPE:

Environmental Cleaning

The following resource can support environmental cleaning staff:

Mental Health

School Mental Health Ontario has created a framework for a mentally healthy return to school as well as toolkits for educators to support students in returning to school during COVID-19:


Have a question for your school public health nurse?

Visit the School Nurse Services page for contact information.

Last Updated: 20/04/2022