1. Annual Enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA)

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS — Region of Waterloo Public Health is postponing ISPA enforcement due to their need to direct resources to the COVID-19 situation. The attached file 2020_Memo_to_boards_and principals_re_ISPA explains the rationale.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ONLY — The attached file 2020_-_Rescindment_of_suspension_orders_for_elementary_students_ is the Medical Officer of Health’s official notice of rescindment of all suspension orders. Please ensure your families are made aware of this important public health order. Suspensions were scheduled for March 25.


2. Region of Waterloo Public Health – COVID-19 Parent Letter

Region of Waterloo Public Health has asked school boards to provide the attached letter from the Medical Officer of Health Public Health – COVID-19_PARENT_LETTER_2020_03_06 to families of students and board staff members in advance of March Break.

On a related note — We have established a special COVID-19 page on the WCDSB main website. The page contains links to important COVID-19 information and resources. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis and will be our primary mode of public communication as the situation evolves.