Each school is developing their own school-specific operational plans for the 2021‒22 school year. Public health officials and school superintendents approve these operational plans.
The plans are available:
- from your child’s school; and
- on school websites.
Find your child’s school website by:
- following the link for their school; and
- clicking on the school name.
School administrators develop school operational plans based on:
- Health and safety K-12 school guidelines for 2021-22: COVID-19 set by Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health;
- School during COVID-19; and
- Blended learning options offered to students.
What happens if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19?
- Students or staff who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate at home and follow instructions provided by Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC).
- YCDC will contact the staff member or student and the student’s parents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- YCDC will also contact the school principal to discuss contact tracing at the school. They will work with the Chief Medical Officer of Health to investigate the case, to identify close contacts, isolation measures and any follow-up recommendations.
What happens if I have a family member at home who tests positive for COVID-19?
- YCDC will contact the individual and their family if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- The individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate at home and follow instructions provided by YCDC.
- YCDC will make any follow-up recommendations, including whether other family members need to self-isolate.
If someone tests positive for COVID-19 at school, will the entire class or school have to stay home and self-isolate?
- YCDC will identify and directly notify anyone who has been in close contact with a student or staff who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- YCDC will also provide direction on who will have to stay home and self-isolate and any other follow-up recommendations.
- The need for self-isolation will depend on the case and the information gathered about contact and exposure details and could involve individuals or larger groupings of students and staff.
When can students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 return to school?
- Yukon Communicable Disease Control and Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health will provide direction for when someone can safely return to school.
- Generally, this is 14 days after someone’s signs and symptoms have started.
If a student or staff tests positive for COVID-19, will the school community be informed?
- YCDC will directly contact the individual and their family if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- YCDC will make any follow-up recommendations, including determining who else needs to be notified to ensure the privacy and security of personal health information.
- All necessary notifications will be completed by YCDC with support from the Department of Education.