COVID-19 and Back-to-School Plans
Monday, August 10th, 7:00pm (EST)
This panel discussion was held via Zoom in the weeks before return-to-school. The purpose of this event was to share information with other parents with school-aged children as they decide on in-person or virtual learning options for the 2020-2021 school year.
We have posted here a summary of the questions received by parents, what was discussed in the panel presentation, and linked to a saved video of our live discussion.
A recording of the discussion can be viewed here:
Panel participants were:
|Dr.||Doug||Manuel||MD, MSc, FRCPC||Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute|
|Dr.||Dayna||Bell||MD, FRCPC||Pediatric Emergency Physician, CHEO
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
|Dr.||Dara||Spatz Friedman||PhD, MPH||Epidemiologist|
|Dr.||Michelle||Schira Hagerman||PhD, OCT||Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education; University of Ottawa|
|Dr.||Catherine||Horvath||PhD, C.Psych.||Psychologist, Ottawa Centre for Resilience|
Questions and Answers from Panel Discussion:
- How will we manage the return to sport? Hockey will involve “bubbles” of 50 players from multiple schools. Policy is if there is a positive COVID in the hockey bubble, the bubble is shut down as per OPH guidelines. Will these children be required to self-isolate from school, even if contact was minimal to none?