TDSB to now notify entire schools about COVID-19 outbreaks
'This updated process will provide a more comprehensive picture,' board says
The Toronto District School Board says it will now let entire school communities know about COVID-19 cases, not just affected classrooms.
In a tweet on Monday, the TDSB said the issuing of COVID-19 notification letters to all concerned will give parents and guardians a better sense of the spread of the virus. The letters will outline "all impacted classes" in a given school, the board said.
"This updated process will provide a more comprehensive picture and continue until the end of this school year," the TDSB said in the tweet.
In January, the Ontario government stopped tracking COVID-19 in schools, but the TDSB continued to send positive case notification letters to affected classrooms.
Moving forward, COVID-19 notification letters will now be shared with the entire school community and include all impacted classes in the school. This updated process will provide a more comprehensive picture and continue until the end of this school year.—@tdsb