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School Administrators and Educators

The information on this page is meant to provide Simcoe Muskoka school administrators and educators with information and resources required to safely reopen their doors to staff and students. In order to follow the direction of both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, enhanced public health protocols must be put in place to ensure this occurs.

We will be continuously updating resources on this webpage. We are also available for consultation and support as new situations emerge, and will provide clarification or additional information as needed in order to support the safest possible learning environment in Simcoe Muskoka.

The health unit has created a COVID-19: SMDHU Supplemental Guidance Document For Schools to reduce the risk of introducing and spreading COVID-19 in public and private schools in Simcoe and Muskoka. Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) guidance that differs from or enhances Ministry guidance is bolded and italicized throughout the Supplemental Guidance Document and is subject to change.

The SMDHU supplemental guidance should be used in conjunction with complete guidance provided in the Ministry of Education's Guide to Reopening Ontario’s Schools and the: Ministry of Health’s COVID 19 Guidance: School Outbreak Management and the Ministry of Education’s Operational Guidance: COVID 19 Management in Schools. Please check our website regularly for updates and additional guidance. Questions regarding the Ministry of Education documents should be referred directly to the Ministry for clarification/direction.

Follow the recommendations of the SMDHU Public Health Guidance to Food in Schools to reduce the risk of infection while maximizing student and staff health, and ensuring continued delivery of food-related components of the Ontario curriculum.

Letters to school boards

Letters to families

Cleaning and disinfecting


 Hand Hygiene



Testing and self-isolation

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