Windsor Regional Hospital CEO Calling for Clarity Ahead of Return to School
The CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital is hoping for clarity over what to do, not if, but when a student or teacher tests positive for COVID-19.
David Musyj says employers have been asking him what happens when one of their employees has a child who tests positive for COVID-19, or has a child that's in a classroom where someone has tested positive.
"If we wait until it happens to get that clarity, it's going to be too late and the proverbial ‘s-show’ is going to happen, right? So the more communication and clarity we can give now, then parents know going in and other employers know going in," he says
Speaking on AM800’s The Morning Drive, Musyj said officials need to know what to do when it comes to the contacts of contacts.
“If this happens, this is what's going to happen and make it very clear on what's going to be happening, as clear as we can,” he said. “So they know going in when they hear a in their child's classroom that a teacher has tested positive or another child has tested positive, at least they have a good idea of what's going to happen and panic doesn't ensue.”
According to Musyj, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health are working on guidance documents to address the issues but there's no word when that will be released.
Ontario's back-to-school plan will see elementary students return to school five days a week while secondary students will see the classroom for at least 50 per cent of required instructional days.
The province also says that Grade 4 to 12 students will be required to wear non-medical or cloth masks while kindergarten to grade 3 students will be encouraged but not required to wear masks.