Infectious Disease Emergency Response Plan 


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Our Infectious Disease Emergency Response Plan ​was developed in consultation with the Halton Region Health Department to ensure clear communication and a coordinated response are in place in the event of an outbreak of influenza.

What is Influenza?

Influenza is a respiratory infection that causes severe illness and in some cases, death. The elderly and individuals with weakened immune systems are most at risk of developing severe illness or dying from influenza. Outbreaks of influenza may require public health resources to control the spread and minimize the impact of influenza.

Why Do We Need an Infectious Disease Emergency Plan?

The Infectious Disease Emergency Response Plan outlines how our school board will respond in the event of an influenza outbreak and provides measures for prevention, communication, and business continuity in the event of a declared pandemic.

We work in close contact with Halton Region Health Department, who work closely with the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada​ to mitigate the impacts on the school system in the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak. This plan is continually updated to ensure alignment with regional, provincial and federal information and responses.

At HCDSB, the safety and well-being of our students, families and staff are our highest priority. We remain committed to providing timely communication to ensure that our HCDSB community is aware of updates as they arise that may affect the health of our community and impact on the daily operations of our Catholic schools.