Reporting outbreaks of illness in a school to Ottawa Public Health

Reporting outbreaks to Ottawa Public Health

When the absenteeism rate increases above what the school would typically experience and the absences are not perceived to be linked to other factors such as holidays, the school principal should notify OPH. Schools can also contact OPH for any health-related concerns or increase in absenteeism.

Report to OPH

If an increase in absenteeism is noted, notify OPH at 613-580-2424, ext 26325, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or 3-1-1 after hours.

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