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Schools & Child Care

Infectious Diseases Resources for Elementary Educators

The daily mix of students and staff provides numerous opportunities for spread of illness because large groups of children share the same rooms, toys/activities, eating spaces and bathroom facilities.

Educators play a key role in preventing the spread of common childhood diseases by educating children and their caregivers on infection prevention and control practices.

The health unit offers a variety of services to support student health and infection prevention, including information related to common childhood illnesses, a list of Diseases of Public Health Significance (formerly reportable diseases) and notification processes, and support with infection prevention and control in schools.

  • Infection Prevention Resources – Resources available for order and/or download through the health unit. Resources include: hand washing and hand sanitizing signs in English and French, hand hygiene videos and slide shows.
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