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School Age Children and Youth

Parents and caregivers play a key role in helping their children develop and maintain behaviors that will contribute to a healthy life. Public Health can provide parents and caregivers with information and resources to help encourage children to make healthy choices. Below, find links to other helpful resources and information on this website.

Back to School Planning

Concussion and Injury Prevention

Growth and Development

Healthy Eating

Healthy Sexuality

Immunization

Infection Control

Mental Health Promotion

Oral Health

Physical Activity

Road and off-Road Safety

Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Sun Safety and UV Exposure

Vision Screening 

Need More Information About School Age Children and Youth?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803.

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Province of Ontario has Declared a Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives.  Read more.

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Owner/operators of a businesses, workplaces and/or other community organizations who are unsure of how to adjust operations for COVID-19 are encouraged to visit sector specific guidance regarding provincial lockdown measures at Ontario.ca or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions or need further guidance, please fill out this web form.

During the provincewide shutdown, no indoor social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household. Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 5 individuals, and proper physical distancing must be maintained.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.