COVID-19 Update #7: March 13, 2020

Posted On Friday March 13, 2020

Following yesterday’s announcement that Ontario schools have been ordered to remain closed from March 14 through to April 5, 2020, Thames Valley District School Board buildings will be closed to the public during this period. Thames Valley will be operating with minimal essential operational staff only, such as senior administration, communications, human resources, maintenance and custodial, accounting and payroll.

CLOSED: All Child Care Centres in TVDSB schools, including March Break camps
CLOSED: Alternative, Adult and Continuing Education
CLOSED: All EarlyON Child and Family Centres and London Family Centres
CLOSED: One World International Welcome Centre
CANCELLED: All Community Use of Facility permits, including the weekend of March 14 and 15, including the evening of March 13
CANCELLED: All international field trips are cancelled for the remainder of the school year, and out of province trips are cancelled until the end of April
CANCELLED: Dual Credit programs and all Co-op placements are cancelled until April 5
CANCELLED: All athletic and artistic competitions and practices are cancelled until April 5

Read the Government’s full announcement.

Travel: if students or staff are travelling outside of the province during the March Break, they are expected to follow local health unit, provincial and federal guidelines before returning to childcare, schools and TVDSB workplaces. Please note that the guidelines are quickly evolving.

The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is Thames Valley’s highest priority. The Board encourages students, parent/guardians and staff to monitor news outlets and Thames Valley websites and social media for further updates and information.