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COVID-19 – Educators and Schools

Last updated: 9:32 a.m. August 6, 2020

All publicly-funded schools will reopen on September 8, 2020. To learn more about how schools will reopen: Visit the Guide to reopening Ontario’s Schools webpage.  

In Peterborough region, elementary schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will reopen, with in-class instruction five days a week. Secondary schools will reopen with a normal daily schedule, five days a week, Students from Grade 4-12 and school staff will be required to wear masks.  Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will be encouraged but not required to wear masks in common spaces. 

News Releases:  

Guidance Documents For Elementary / Secondary Schools and Childcare Programs 

Learn more about closures and measures we’re taking to ensure students can continue to learn.

In addition to the links below, please refer to the general COVID-19 information webpage and information for workplaces.

All schools in Ontario (public and private) are closed by order of an Emergency Declaration in response to the COID-19 pandemic and will reopen on September 8, 2020.

If you think you have symptoms related to COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

Self-Assessment Tool

Online and Interactive Child Care Nutrition 

Interactive e-modules  remain available from Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH). These online self-paced courses will help child care operators, supervisors, cooks and staff who work in the child care and early years sectors better understand and apply the nutrition recommendations outlined in the Menu Planning & Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings – Practical Guide.

More child care nutrition resources developed by ODPH with feedback from childcare professionals across Ontario can be found here.

Although the new Canada’s Food Guide was released in January 2019, the Ministry of Education of Ontario is supportive, for the time being, of child care settings to continue to refer to the ODPH child care resources for menu planning and supportive nutrition environments.   For more information, please contact us by e-mail at:

Ministry of Education Online Learning Portal 

Learn at home

Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home. 

School Boards and Covid-19 

Other Covid-19 Resources