Information about positive COVID-19 case
Dear parents/guardians and staff,
Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, some potentially affected classes have been asked to stay at home while Public Health does contact tracing.
Please note that these are not considered ‘closed’ classes, which sometimes happens as a result of contact tracing. The purpose of these classes remaining at home is to allow time for Public Health to contact parents of children, in order to identify next steps. Some potentially affected staff have been asked to stay home as well.
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. Click here to read the letter from Public Health.
We will continue to work closely with Public Health and take their direction as they complete their investigation. 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.
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.