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COVID-19 Response

This page contains the Cree School Board’s current situation and response to COVID-19. For a record of all CSB communications, please visit our news archives.

If you have questions regarding symptoms, please call Cree Public Health at 1-866-855-2811. Visit their dedicated site for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information in Eeyou Istchee.

Current situation

Our Schools & Learning Sites

The CSB has developed the pdf three scenarios  in consultation with the CBHSSJB’s Public Health. We are prepared to adapt to any change in risk level in Eeyou Istchee.

Currently, the risk level is high, with 34 active cases of COVID-19 in Eeyou Istchee. (As of January 12, 2021) Most cases have been reported in Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou surrounding area, but we are remaining vigilant. As such:

  • Oujé-Bougoumou, Mistissini, Waswanipi & Nemaska operating under Scenario C regulations
  • All other communities are in Scenario B

For more information on what these scenarios mean for you, please see pdf our graphic  or reach out to your schools/learning site

Our Offices

CSB offices are now open, with the following preventative measures in place:

  • Access to buildings is open to essential employees only.
  • Public access to buildings is closed until further notice.
  • All essential employees must complete a Daily Health Check before entering a building.
  • Employees who live in Chibougamau/Chapais are permitted to telework until the risk level decreases.
  • Meetings are held by videoconference where possible

Additional restrictions may be in place at the PSSS offices in Montreal and Gatineau due to the increased risk level in those regions. CSB employees may speak to their supervisor or check their email alerts for the most recent information.



At this time, all Youth sector students are receiving distance learning.

Schools have prepared for a school closure, including transition for online instruction until it is safe for students to return to class.

For more information on the return to school for Pre-school, Elementary, and Secondary students, please contact your school principal or CEA.


In response to the increased risk levels in Eeyou Istchee, all adult education buildings will be closed until January 18, 2020 (January 25 for Mistissini, Waswanipi, Oujé-Bougoumou, and Nemaska). 

General education classes will be offered to students online during this time; vocational training programs are currently paused.

Students whose vocational training has been impacted by these closures will continue to receive their financial assistance payments as scheduled. If you have any questions, please email .


Post-Secondary Student Services (PSSS) is working to accommodate the unique circumstances of this year.

Students may complete school online, either from their place of study or their communities. Guidance Counsellors are available via videoconference, and we are doing everything possible to ensure safe travel home for students during the winter holidays.

For more information on Post-Secondary studies this year, contact the PSSS office at . Communication and updates to students will continue to be sent by email and/or will be posted on the portal.

Wellness Links and Resources

For Teachers

EdCan "Well at Work"
A collection of podcasts, blog posts and magazine articles to help you focus on your own well-being and resilience.

For All

Wiichihiiwaauwin helpline - 1-833-632-4351 (HELP)

CBHSSJB welcomes anyone feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed due to COVID-19 to contact its psychosocial support line. Help is available in Cree, English and French. Online resources are also available on their website here.

For Children

pdf My COVID-19 Story  - Video
A social story by the Cree Health Board, to help children understand and make good decisions about COVID-19.

Cree School Board

Telephone: 418-923-2764
Toll Free: 1-866-999-2764

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Admin Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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