The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount and we continue to implement numerous safety measures in the school to help prevent the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Following the lead of HWDSB and other cultural organizations, the wearing of face masks is strongly recommended, but not mandatory for students, staff and visitors when inside the DVSA facility. Masks continue to be provided at our front door. We also ask our students to regularly review the COVID-19 Screening Tool and follow the guidance provided before attending DVSA.
DVSA recognizes the need to monitor and adapt these policies as circumstances continue to change.
Numerous safety measures are in place in the school to help prevent the potential transmission of COVID-19.
- all individuals are expected to screen every day before attending the facility. Any staff, student, or visitor that does not pass the screening should stay home
- hand sanitizer is widely available
- students are encouraged to bring their own tools
If a staff member or program participant begins to experience symptoms of COVID-19 while attending a program at the school, DVSA staff will ensure:
- Symptomatic program participants are immediately asked to go home OR will be separated from others in a supervised area until they can go home.
- Program participants who have symptoms must isolate for five days.
Testing for COVID-19:
- All symptomatic staff and program participants will be referred for testing.
- If a symptomatic person receives a negative result and have no symptoms they may return to the facility
- Those who test positive for COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated or under the age of 12 must be excluded from the program for 5 days.
- Those who test positive for COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated must be excluded from the program for 10 days.
Your isolation period begins the day after you noticed your symptoms or the day after you received a positive test result – whichever came first. The day you first noticed symptoms or took the test is considered day zero.