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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Welcome to the COVID-19 Resources webpage. Below, you will notice the following tabs below:

  • Northland School Division Back to School Plan.
  • COVID-19 Updates from NSD.
  • Mental Health Resources. 


Read our 2021-2022 Back to School Plan to learn more about steps we're taking to keep students and staff as safe as possible in our schools. This strategy outlines important guidelines around screening for illness, handwashing, physical distancing where possible, extra cleaning and disinfecting measures, cohorts, masks, and personal protective equipment (PPE). 

In some cases, our plan may exceed requirements set out by the provincial government. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep students and safe as possible, schools will follow the guidelines in our Back to School Plan.

We understand this is a time of high anxiety for many. There is an overwhelming amount of information coming at us all. Northland School Division is here to support students, staff, parents/guardians and community members. We have compiled mental health information from several sources.

It is normal for children to feel worried and nervous and have questions. You can support your children by reassuring them about their personal safety and health:

Advise them of steps they can take to stay healthy:

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s to measure time), especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Cough and sneeze into arm or tissue.
  • Stay home if they are not feeling well.
  • Keep hands away from face and mouth.
  • Stay healthy by eating healthy foods, keeping physically active, and getting enough sleep.

Children's Mental Health Matters Brochure

Click here to access the brochure.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Resources for Families

Additional Resources for Families

Resources for Employees and Dependants 

  • We are concerned about the welfare of all of our staff and want to remind you that support and counselling services are available through our Employee and Family Assistance Program provider Homewood Health. They can be contacted at 1-800-663-1142 or visit the Northland School Division website for more information http://nsd61.ca/information-for-staff/employee-and-family-assistance-program

Additional Resources for Employees