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Local Students Will Need To Wear Masks Outside, During Recess And Breaks When School Resumes

KAWARTHA LAKES-When local students return to school on Monday they will need to wear a mask inside and out.

It’s one of the many new measures put in place but the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB)in preparation for the resumption of in-class learning on January 25th. The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that some school districts could re-open, including schools within the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

To prepare for the return to school, TLDSB sent out a list of health and safety reminders, as well as NEW measures put in place:

  • Parents/guardians must screen their child for symptoms every day before they come to school. Please use the Ministry of Health’s Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment tool for this purpose.

  • All TLDSB students, Kindergarten to Grade 12 are required to wear a non-medical cloth face covering/mask while at school and on the school bus.

  • NEW: elementary students should wear masks outside during recess and breaks. Students that need a mask break will be given a designated space that maintains a minimum 6 ft distance from others.

  • NEW: secondary students outside on school property or leaving the property for breaks must wear a mask, and are not to congregate in groups larger than five and outside of their cohort. 

  • NEW: we are still in a stay at home order. Therefore, please do not congregate before and after school. 

If you have any questions you are advised to reach out to your child’s school.

 All COVID-19 school related information and updates can be found at tldsb.ca/covid19/.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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