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Posted On Monday, October 26, 2020

Halloween is going to be diff­erent this year for all the superheroes, ghosts and scary creatures who are planning to celebrate. But it can still be fun, if everyone practices health and safety rules. The Durham Region Health Department has created a few tips to help families have a safe and spooktacular Halloween.

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Posted On Thursday, October 08, 2020

Photo 1-Resources The DDSB holds annual safety week with a focus on learning and working safely during the pandemic
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) raised awareness for Safety Week from September 21-25, 2020. Staff and students used the week to focus on the new health and safety protocols and took time to do fire drills and have an open house online.
Over 100 attendees participated in DDSB’s virtual Safety Week Administrators’ Open House. The keynote speakers for...

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Posted On Friday, October 02, 2020

The Government of Ontario made changes to the COVID-19 screening tool for children on October 1, 2020. The changes put symptoms in two different categories and still require your child to stay home if they are sick. Please review the below FAQ from the Ministry of Health for more information.
Remember, the easiest way to determine if your child should stay home is by verifying any symptoms and completing this online screening tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/...

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Posted On Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Do a self-assessment first, visit:
covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening .

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Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Durham District School Board COVID-19 Advisory Tracker Updated to Reflect Changes
Earlier today, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) was informed by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) that two previously confirmed cases of COVID-19 are negative. This is the result of an error by the lab that processed the COVID-19 test result. The DDSB understands that the lab has assured the DRHD that the results are now confirmed to be negative.
This new information...

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