Dear Parents / Guardians,
The holiday season is fast approaching. Due to the increased numbers of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, our government has implemented further travel restrictions across all border crossings. Please refer to https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions.
Our main objective is to ensure that we adhere strictly to all the regulated COVID-19 protocols for the health and safety of all Canadians including members of our school community.
Therefore, I would like to reiterate on the following:
Requirements for an unvaccinated child less than 12 years of age who traveled abroad.
For 14 days after arrival, the child must not:
- Attend school, camp or day care.
- Attend a setting where they may have contact with vulnerable people (e.g., long-term care facility), including people who are immunocompromised, regardless of that person’s vaccination status or public health measures.
- Travel on crowded public transportation that does not ensure physical distancing and masking.
- Attend large, crowded settings, indoors or outdoors, such as an amusement park or sporting event.
The child must take COVID-19 molecular tests within 72 hours of the scheduled departure, and upon arrival at a land border crossing, unless you have evidence that the child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada or the child is under 5 years of age. This applies to all international travel (exceptions apply). This is subject to any further changes by our government.
In anticipation of the above, we would like to request all parents to inform us duly if you have any travel plans that involves international destinations and into the United States. Please download this form and fill in the information electronically and double-click one of the boxes indicating your status. Please return to us either electronically or to the class teacher soonest possible.