Schools will continue to be mask-friendly and actively promote respectful, welcoming and inclusive environments for individuals who choose to wear or not wear a mask. Wearing masks is optional for students and staff at school or on the bus however, masking in indoor settings and crowded spaces is still encouraged. Masks will continue to be available for those who wish to continue wearing them.
- Masking is still required for:
- Individuals who experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (were symptomatic) should wear a mask for 10 days after symptoms started.
- Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they experienced symptoms of COVID-19 should wear a mask for 10 days from their test date.
- All symptom-free (asymptomatic) close contacts (of people with symptoms and/or who have tested positive for COVID-19) should wear a mask for 10 days from their last exposure.
We know that many students and staff may choose to continue to wear masks at times, or consistently. We ask all students and families to be respectful of the decisions of others to continue wearing or not wearing a mask.
Halton Region Public Health has shared information on the use of non-medical masks/face coverings in schools. We encourage all families to view this fact sheet
as it contains helpful tips to support students in wearing masks/face coverings in schools.
Staying Safe and Healthy at School - Tips from Halton Region
Halton Region Public Health has created the following videos for students with tips from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health, on how to stay safe and healthy at school: