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Update to families regarding expanded provincial COVID-19 testing

June 3, 2020

The well-being of all members of our school communities, including students, families and staff, is a top priority for our school board. We would like to provide our school communities with information from the province regarding expanded COVID-19 testing.

The province released its testing plan on Friday May 29, 2020, Protecting Ontarians Through Enhanced Testing. Ontario now has the most open testing criteria in the country.

Ontario’s testing guidance now indicates that you should visit an assessment centre if you:

To support Ontarians who have identified the need to get tested, as of May 24, 2020, people will no longer need a referral to go to any of the more than 130 assessment centres across Ontario for testing. No Ontarian will be declined a test.

Given this expanded guidance, if you do choose to get tested, here are a few important notes:

Stay informed and visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19. Local information is also available from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

For information from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health on local assessment centres, please visit

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