Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Education, Health
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Ontario Digital Service
Overview: The Ontario government released a statement on making COVID-19 school-specific data publicly available online with a new webpage. The government has worked in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Ontario Digital Service, and public health authorities to facilitate rapid and transparent exchange of local COVID-19 data. This new webpage will report COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres on an daily basis (on weekdays). The webpage will share data such as a summary of cases in specific schools and child care centres/agencies.
Full details here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/statement/58350/ontario-launches-covid-19-school-and-licensed-child-care-specific-web-page
Other links: 1
Type of Justification: No justification given
Evidence/Justification: There is no evidence cited for this decision. The Minister of Education justifies the webpage by describing it as means to leverage technology to protect the health and safety of Ontario’s children, families, and the public. The webpage intends to make it easier for key stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, and teachers) to access important local information about COVID-19.