The local school board is getting COVID-19 support through a joint investment from the federal and provincial governments.

The $656.5 million joint investment through both levels of government will go toward 9,800 projects at 3,900 schools in Ontario.

The federal government is providing the bulk of the funding with  $525.2 million being contributed, while the province is investing $131.3 million.

The Trillium Lakelands District School Board will be getting $7,485,000.

The money will go toward HVAC renovations, supporting physical distancing, remote learning and other health and safety initiatives.