Health Unit Reminds Parents of School Protocol


The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reminding parents about school pick-up and drop-off protocol.

Students have been back in classrooms for about four weeks and health unit CEO Theresa Marentette says some parents and guardians still need a reminder.

"If driving children to school or picking them up, parents should remain in their vehicle," she says.

Marentette says there is an understanding that not all kids can be expected to get to school on their own.

"For parents walking or biking with children to and from school, they should maintain a 2m distance at all time from others."

Just because pick-up and drop-off is done outdoors, Marentette says that doesn't mean masks aren't required.

"Parents should also being a mask or face covering and ensure it is worn if physical distancing cannot be maintained."

Marentette says it's also worth reminding school staff and administration that pick up and drop off areas  need to be monitored to avoid crowding.

The WECHU reported two new local case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.