Today, the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the mandatory masking requirement for Ontario schools, including elementary and secondary schools in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) will be removed on March 21.
Click here to read the Statement from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
During the televised announcement, the Chief Medical Officer of Health highlighted other changes to current protocols, which will also be removed. The LKDSB continues to gather information and will follow directions from the Ministry of Education and local and provincial public health officials. We know that this announcement signals significant changes in COVID-19 procedures upon the return to school following the March Break.
Please be assured that we remain committed to supporting the safe operation of schools. We will communicate more specific information as soon as possible regarding the public health directions and updated processes to support the safe return to school on Monday, March 21.
Director of Education