UPDATE JANUARY 13th, 2022
The province has clarified its procedure for letting parents know about COVID-19 in schools.
On Wednesday, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce said parents would only be notified of an outbreak when absenteeism reached 30 per cent of a school community.
But Wednesday night the Ministry assured parents they will have access to a government website where absences will be updated daily.
The province stressed parents will have access to the data before the 30-percent threshold is reached.
Principals will still have to report to Public Health Units when student and staff absences reach 30 per cent.
A letter would then be sent from the school and the health unit to parents.
Parents won’t be notified about COVID-19 concerns at schools unless 30 per cent of students are absent on any given day.