We all have a part to play in keeping one another safe. Edmonton Public Schools is keeping health and safety measures in place that help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
These measures work together to protect students and staff.
Though masks are a personal choice, wearing one can help keep you from getting sick. It also helps protect other people from being exposed to your germs.
While we encourage using a mask in school, individual choices about whether to wear one will be respected.
Schools have masks for staff or students who forget theirs, but want to wear one. Students can pick one up at the office.
Students and staff are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands throughout the day, including:
Schools have hand sanitizer at entrances to the school and other commonly accessed areas, such as the library, main office and cafeteria.
Schools continue to follow COVID-19 cleaning guidelines. This includes:
Schools have a designated sick room for students or staff who become ill while at school. If your child becomes sick at school, they will be sent to a sick room and you will be asked to come and pick them up. Students in the sick room are encouraged to wear a mask while they wait to be picked up.
One of the most effective ways to keep one another healthy and safe is to stay home when sick. Families, students and staff are asked to monitor for symptoms of illness before coming to school and work. If you feel sick, please stay home.
Throughout the pandemic, the Division has taken a number of steps to support air quality, which include:
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to let your school know so that staff can track student absence rates accurately.
To help parents understand what’s happening inside their child’s school, we report on the number of students absent due to general illness or self-reported cases of COVID-19. To see current absence rates and to learn more about how we respond when illness absences are high, visit our COVID-19 and illness cases page.