Lakefield College School's Response to COVID-19

Our first priority is to support and provide information to our students and families to ensure their ongoing health and well-being. We are asking all LCS students, families and staff to review this important information regarding COVID-19 and the precautionary measures LCS has taken in response.

With the launch of our Safety First: People, Place and Program, Learning Recovery and Renewal Plan Lakefield College School is committed to ensuring the safety of all of our students and staff for in-person learning, with a staged approach in line with public health guidelines. 

The LCS community began the school year operating on the principle of being “strict in September.” This standard was set to impose safety measures on our staff and students in order to ensure the safe regathering of our community, in the residences, in the classrooms and in co-curriculars. As we entered October, we began to ease our campus restrictions as the community became more fully vaccinated. Throughout November and December, we announced further safety updates in alignment with local and provincial safety protocols. With the return to in-person learning on January 17, 2022, we introduced our Safe Return in January 2022 protocols. We were thrilled to get back to campus, to in-person learning, and the teachers, friends and school life that we know and love. Following the March Break, and as the province of Ontario reduced restrictions, we adapted our spring protocols. As of April 2, 2022, our community is adhering to our Spring 2022 Safety Protocols

As the year progresses, we will continue to evaluate all health protocols, and schedule monthly parent Zoom meetings to provide updates. We welcome parent questions and feedback - always!

An important focus for LCS is our position as a mandatory-vaccine community (see our policy) and our commitment to ensuring a healthy learning environment for everyone to enjoy this year. We continue to be guided by science, our government, and our health advisors.
 
The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is a top priority. The Ontario government has stated that they will be assessing the public health data on an ongoing basis. 
 
 

List of 3 items.

  • COVID-19 Updates

    COVID-19 Updates will be communicated directly to parent and LCS community member emails and made available for access online.
  • Local Active COVID-19 Cases

    Lakefield, Peterborough and the surrounding area continue to be one of the safest areas in Canada. The Peterborough Public Health Unit updates local case numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • LCS Self-Assessment Tool (L-CAT)

    LCS is making the required daily Ontario Public Health Self-Assessment simple and easy. All students and staff are required to complete L-CAT, right from their phone, before starting their day on campus.  L-CAT can be easily accessed at https://lcat.lcs.on.ca/. Current LCS username and password required.

Travel Measures

As new variants of the COVID-19 virus become more prevalent, the Government of Canada continues to update its requirements for international travel. Please visit the Government of Canada travel measures webpage to see the latest requirements. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Horrigan (Coordinator of International Students and Travel).

Preventing Illness

Public health officials recommend the following steps people should take to reduce their risk of getting and spreading any viral respiratory infections. These include:
  • Wear a Level 2, 3-ply medical mask (at a minimum) where required, indoors. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

Staying Informed

As the nature of the spread of COVID-19 across the globe continues to evolve, Canadian health officials are recommending preparedness for the likelihood of even greater spread and our Leadership and Health Teams have been actively monitoring, and planning for it. 
 
We urge all Lakefield College School families to continue to stay abreast of the following excellent resources for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19:
These are authoritative sources of information about the spread of the virus, as well as advice for individuals, communities, and organizations planning for COVID-19.

School Communications

Questions? Please Contact: 
Jen Horrigan, LCS Coordinator of International Students and Travel (travel related questions).

Questions pertaining to accessing the campus. 
In accordance with the the school's "strict in September" approach to protect the health and safety of our students and staff, the campus is closed to all visitors without an appointment.