Information regarding positive COVID-19 case
October 15, 2020
Dear parents/guardians and staff,
Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health is currently undergoing contact tracing. Where Public Health determines there was a transmission risk to others in the school, they perform a risk assessment for any contacts. All students and staff determined to be at high risk of exposure will be directed to isolate and recommended to be tested within their isolation period.
This letter from Public Health explains what the health unit and school are doing to prevent further spread of the virus in the school and the community. The letter is linked here for your reference.
We will continue to work closely with Public Health and take their direction as they complete their investigation.
Our building is safe and remains open to staff and students. Custodial staff will do a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the school tonight (October 15, 2020), as part of our enhanced cleaning protocol.
So you are aware, the school board is required to post information about positive cases in a school setting on the board website. You can find that link here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/reopening-schools-plan/covid-19-advisory-reporting
The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
If you have questions, please contact Public Health at 519-822-2715 ext. 7006.