Niagara Catholic is committed to ensuring that parents receive accurate, timely information from the Board. As part of our continued priority to protect the health of safety of all students and staff, we are sharing information with parents about the Wuhan novel coronavirus, which is currently in the news here and around the world.
Niagara Catholic has been reassured by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, Director of Communicable Disease Control Dr. Barbara Yaffe, and Deputy Minister of Education Nancy Naylor that Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health are well-positioned to deal with this illness. Many of the safeguards put in place 17 years ago during SARS are now well-established protocols to stop the spread of disease.
For your information, please find below information from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Niagara Region Public Health to address any concerns you may have.
It is important to reinforce the importance of proper cough and sneeze etiquette and frequent and thorough hand washing, and for people to stay home from school and work when they are ill.