Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE) is in close contact with public health officials through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. We are following their guidance and advice to prepare and respond to COVID-19. Currently, our focus is on prevention and preparation.  

Please access the SRCE Learning @ Home page for learning and curriculum sites for students, families and teachers. 

The SRCE is communicating regularly with families as the international situation evolves.  All  messages to families can be found below.

Messages to Families

May 19, 2020 - Message to Students and Families Regarding Access to Schools During the Week of June 8, 2020

May 4, 2020 - Schools and Licenced Child Care to Remain Closed Until May 22, 2020

April 28, 2020 - Schools and Licenced Child Care to Remain Closed Until After May Long Weekend (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development News Release)

March 30, 2020 - Province Announces Learning Continuity Plan for Students; Public Schools Closed Until at Least May 1, 2020

March 30, 2020 - Message to Students and Families from Dr. Strang and Fact Sheet on Discussing COVID-19 with Children

March 20, 2020 - SRCE COVID-19 Update to Students and Families

March 17, 2020 - SRCE Regional Office Visitor Restrictions

March 16, 2020 - Letter to Students and Families (COVID-19 update with SchoolsPlus Contact Information)

March 15, 2020 - HEALTH/WELLNESS--First Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; New Prevention Measures (includes school closure)

March 13, 2020 - Notice Regarding the Cancellation of Community Use of Schools

March 13, 2020 - Letter to Students, Staff and Families (Re: New Travel Protocols for Teachers, Students, Staff)

March 11, 2020 - Letter to Families (Re: Information and Updates on COVID-19 - Hand Washing Guide and Fact Sheet)

March 4, 2020 - Letter to Families (Re: Cancellation of School-Organized Student Trips to International Destinations)

February 28, 2020 - Letter to Families (Re: School-Student Travel and the Coronoavirus)

February 10, 2020 - Information About Coronavirus from Chief Medical Officer of Health


Proper Hand Washing Guide

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet for Individuals and Families 

Coping with COVID-19 (Nova Scotia Health Authority)

Information and Updates

Find accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19, including when to seek help at:

Additional Resources

  • Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397
  • The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)
  • Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
  • Mental Health and  Well-Being  Resources at