The TDSB continues to work with Toronto Public Health and testing partners to support schools
and provide easier access to testing
for TDSB students and staff. Hub sites will be added here regularly.
School Selection Process
At this time, TPH has indicated that the TDSB and TCDSB should identify hubs in the high priority neighbourhoods based on their Composite Index. Testing hospitals identify neighbourhoods and individual schools they are interested in testing based on active cases. For hub locations, TDSB and TCDSB staff identify schools that are accessible in the high priority neighbourhoods and the neighbourhoods of interest to the testing partners. Based on this, a preliminary list of proposed hubs and individual schools is put together and discussed by the Toronto Central LHIN with the testing partners.
For hubs that operate as drop-in centres after school hours, parents accompany their children to the hubs and provide consent in person to the testing partners. For take home testing kits, parents provide consent by allowing their children to complete the tests and return them to the school (consent is implied by returning the kit). For testing that happens during school hours for the students in the school, the parents fill out a consent form in advance. The consent form belongs to the testing partners, but is typically distributed to students through the school.