Information & Updates

Hebrew Academy is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of every member of our community in accordance with Health Canada, Santé Montréal and local health officials.

This section will provide timely updates specific to the school’s response and planning efforts. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Useful Resources

World Health Organization, Coronavirus

Health Canada information of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Santé Montréal : Coronavirus

Santé et Services Sociaux Québec : Communiqués

Online Learning Resources


How do I avoid COVID-19?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, proper hygiene is the key to prevention:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 

What steps is Hebrew Academy taking to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19?

Our school has taken the following steps to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19:

  • Maintenance and housekeeping staff have increased the frequency of sanitization procedures during school, after school, and on the weekends.
  • Faculty are taking steps to reduce the spread of germs and illness including having students wash their hands with soap and warm water and/or hand sanitizer multiple times throughout the day and especially before eating.
  • Reminding children to avoid touching their eyes, noses, and mouths.
  • Reminding children not to share personal items.
  • Encouraging children to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues and to dispose of tissues in the trash.
  • Partnering with parents to keep children home if they are sick.
  • To view all of the proactive measures Hebrew Academy is taking to mitigate the threat of coronavirus, please see our Back to School Protocol in the Reference Documents sections of the MYHA portal.

Should I inform Hebrew Academy if I suspect exposure to COVID-19?

Yes! Please contact our school nurse at immediately should you or a family member have symptoms, test positive, suspect exposure, is in self-quarantine due to exposure, or been quarantined by the health department or your place of employment for COVID-19.

If you need to contact someone over the weekend, please contact Dr. Laura Segall at

Additionally, if you or any member of your family is in self-quarantine, please do not allow visitors into your home or schedule playdates with your children who are not in quarantine.

What kinds of support can students receive to address anxiety?

Our counselors are available to meet with students and their families to address questions and concerns.

For Elementary students, please contact

For High school students, please contact

Support Resources

“How to Talk To Your Anxious Child About the Coronavirus” — from Psychology Today

“How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus Outbreak” — from TIME

“Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus” — from Child Mind Institute

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