Dear Resurrection Community,

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Resurrection as an additional case has been reported from the same cohort as the previous confirmed case.  No additional classrooms or cohorts will be dismissed.  No further action is required for the current classroom that has been dismissed.  We are working Region of Waterloo Public Health to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.

 

Please review the following information from Public Health:

 

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Resurrection C.S.S.  We are working with Region of Waterloo Public Health to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.

What does this mean for students at the school?

  • Public Health will work with the school to identify high risk staff and student contacts of the confirmed case(s)
  • Parents/guardians of students who have been identified as high risk contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly by Region of Waterloo Public Health and provided specific directions related to the need for the student to self-isolate and get tested
  • Parents/guardians of students who have been identified as low risk contacts of a confirmed case will not be contacted directly by Public Health and are not required to self-isolate. The school will provide general information for these students and families.
    • Students and families who have been identified as low risk  contacts of the case should self-monitor for symptoms
    • Students who develop symptoms should self-isolate at home and get tested at an Assessment Centre
  • In the event a cohort must self-isolate or the school must close, parents will be notified by the school. The school will keep parents informed about any plans regarding return to school.
  • Continue to monitor and screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 daily.

Outbreak control measures

  • The school will work closely with Public Health to ensure that infection prevention and control guidelines and protocols are implemented to help limit further spread.  These measures may include:
  • Cohort dismissal, partial or full closure of the school, as indicated
  • Continued implementation of infection prevention and control best practices
  • Additional outbreak measures to allow for safe operating until the outbreak is declared over, as recommended by Region of Waterloo Public Health
  • Continued daily self-screening

What is COVID-19?

·COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans

  • COVID-19 symptoms include, but are not limited to fever, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat or nasal congestion.  A list of symptoms, including atypical signs and symptoms, can be also be found in the ‘COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms’ on the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website
  • People may be able to pass COVID-19 to others from 48 hours before symptoms begin to 14 days after the start of symptoms

Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on Region of Waterloo Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage at http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/COVID19.