School and COVID-19

PHO works closely with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and local public health units and provides scientific and technical advice to support developing and implementing policies, programs and services to prevent COVID-19 in schools.

PHO also develops a variety of resources for staff and administrators to support COVID-19 prevention and control in schools. These resources can be used along with the support provided by local public health units, who provides support to school boards for COVID-19 prevention and managing outbreaks and exposures in schools. These resources are complementary to the information on schools on the Government of Ontario website.


Please see our prevention and management page for more information on mask use, physical distancing, cleaning and other prevention and management measures.


Contact the Ministry of Education or your local school board for any questions related to schools reopening. 




PHO Rounds: COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Ontario: Findings from the First Year

The Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Ontario began surveillance of COVID-19-infected pregnant individuals in Ontario beginning March 1, 2020 to respond to the urgent public health crisis. 

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Updated 6 April 2021