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. Suspensions were scheduled for March 25.

  1. 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.

2020_Memo_to_boards_and principals_re_ISPA

2020_-_Rescindment_of_suspension_orders_for_elementary_students_

Public Health – COVID-19_PARENT_LETTER_2020_03_06