The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
The procedure outlined below defines parameters for crossing guard duties when there is a weather alert or an extreme weather warning issued by the Environment Canada.
If there is a cold alert, crossing guards will be on duty, but service may be interrupted or intermittent if travel becomes difficult and guards cannot make it to their crossing location.
Environment Canada issues a cold alert when the daily predicted low is -15° C without wind chill.
If there is an extreme cold warning of -30° C or colder, guards will not be on duty even if the schools remain open.
Environment Canada issues an Extreme Cold Warning for outdoor activity (when the temperature or wind chill is expected to reach -30° C for at least two hours); or Extreme weather conditions such as blizzard or ice storm.
If there is a heat alert, a crossing guard will be on duty, but service may be interrupted or intermittent if guards cannot make it to their crossing guard location.
If there is an extreme heat warning of 31°C or warmer, guards may not be on duty even if the schools remain open.
Supervisor - Traffic Operations
905-845-6601, ext. 3953