School Closure: For 2 Weeks Beginning March 16, 2020

Posted: March 13, 2020

Memo from Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development (March 13, 2020)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all schools across the province will be closed for two weeks. This decision was made by the all-party cabinet committee in response to COVID-19.  This closure will be reassessed on an ongoing basis.     

Please note, early learning and childcare facilities, including those located in schools, are not being asked to close at this time. 

We recognize that you have been receiving lots of information from various sources.  We will continue to send you updated information as it becomes available. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and the most recent information is available at


For school and early learning and childcare facilities questions, you may call the 1-844-288-3888.

The directive that all individuals who have travelled on or after March 9th still applies and travellers are to avoid early learning and childcare centres for a period of 14 days.


Dominic Cardy