COVID-19 Update (March 10)


Let’s work together to prevent the spread of illness!

The risk of COVID-19 remains low in Nova Scotia at this time, however, the international situation is rapidly evolving. Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education (CCRCE) is in close contact with officials at public health who are monitoring the situation closely.

Health officials tell us that frequent hand washing with soap and warm water remains the best defense against the spread of respiratory illnesses. We have been focused on reminding proper hand washing techniques in our schools. In addition, a new Proper Hand Washing poster is being posted throughout our schools and worksites.

To help us reinforce this important message, we are asking our parents and guardians to also take the opportunity at home to help practice proper hand washing. To help, we have attached a copy of Public Health’s Proper Hand Washing guide as well as a COVID-19 Family Fact Sheet.

Here are other important messages that you can help to reinforce at home:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, and then throw the tissue away.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Don’t share food, utensils, water bottles or drinking glasses.
  • If the soap has run out in the school bathroom, tell someone in the office.

Remember, if your child is sick, keep them home from school. Not only do they need time to rest and recover, it will help reduce the spread of illnesses throughout school.

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit

Links to both pages along with all correspondence about COVID-19 are available on the CCRCE website. We will continue to provide you with regular updates.

Thank you for being our partners in learning and good health.