School and COVID-19

Public Health Ontario (PHO) is working closely with stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to prepare schools to reopen safely.

PHO has developed a variety of resources to help staff and administrators address COVID-19 prevention and control in schools. These resources can be used along with the support provided by local public health units, who can provide prevention and outbreak support in your area.

These resources are complementary to the current public, public health and health care guidance on the Government of Ontario website.


Please see our public resources for detailed guidance on mask use, physical distancing, cleaning and other prevention and management measures. These are available in multiple languages. 


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




PHO Rounds: Mostly Worse, Occasionally Better: The First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Ontario

This large cross-sectional cohort study examined the impact of COVID-19 emergency measures on child/adolescent mental health for children/adolescents with and without pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses. 

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Updated 4 Nov 2020