*As of Monday, December 20, 2021 – All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval

*For Information about Vaccines (eligibility, clinic schedule, stats and much more)

*GBHU does not supply COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits – we do not keep an up to date list of vendors or locations where public can access these tests, as information changes frequently. Please visit: I think I have COVID-19 What do I do? (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) for more information.

*Ontario:A plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term

Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings                

Electronic/Printable Vaccine Receipt

News and Media and Important Updates

* Sexual health clinics are closed temporarily. If you need birth control prescriptions or STI testing, go to nearest emergency room. For condoms, visit our office during regular hours.

Schools

 

More information on annual school health programs can be found under Healthy Schools. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this has been our main focus within schools. Please see below for more information related to COVID-19 and Schools. 

 

COVID-19: Health, Safety and Operational Guidance for Schools (2021-2022)

 

COVID-19 School Screening

All staff and students must self-screen everyday before attending school. Those who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool.

COVID-19 School and Childcare Guidance for STAFF

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccination will support a safe school environment and community. With the circulating variants in Grey Bruce, we need to aim for high coverage amongst youth aged 5-17 and the rest of the school community. Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to stay protected and stop the spread of COVID-19.

As of January 10th, 2022, 47% of children aged 5-11 in Ontario have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 82.5% of youth aged 12-17 are fully vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Grey Bruce Health Unit will work closely with the local school boards to ensure increased uptake of vaccination, especially for children aged 5-11. The health unit will work with local school boards to plan school-focused vaccine clinics which may operate before, during, or afters school hours either in schools or in other sites.

For more information, please visit: Youth and COVID-19 Vaccines (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

 

COVID-19 Mental Health

 

COVID-19 Resources for Schools

Preventing COVID-19: Presentations for Schools and Childcare Settings
A presentation series that provides those working in school and childcare settings a refresher about the public health practices that help prevent and control the spread of COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Transmission
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – what is PPE, how to use and wear PPE
  • Mask-use for Children and Youth
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Physical Distancing

 

Educators - COVID-19 - School Mental Health Ontario (smho-smso.ca) – The following resources and learning opportunities have been prepared to both bolster student mental health and support the well-being of educators. These classroom-ready resources can be used for either virtual and/or in-person learning and are designed to help you support students in the following areas:

  • Promoting wellness during challenging times
  • Supporting student mental health learning
  • Encouraging early help-seeking when mental health problems arise

 

COVID-19 General Resources

Resource Type & Source

Resource Link

Grey Bruce Public Health (infographic)

PPE for school staff (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

Grey Bruce Public Health (infographic)

COVID Test Comfort Measures

Government of Canada (video)

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/video/covid-19-hand-washing-heroes.html

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (video)

Masked Heroes | Cincinnati Children's - YouTube

Grey Bruce Public Health (infographic)

Help Your Child Wear a Mask at School.png (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

City of Toronto (video)

Helping your child wear a mask at school - YouTube

Grey Bruce Public Health (infographic)

10 ways to greet from 6 feet.png (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

CDC (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI

Grey Bruce Public Health (infographic)

Student Travel Isolation

Grey Bruce Public Health (infographic)

Infection Prevention & Control for Early Years JK & SK

 

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