Information for Parents/Guardians 

Please know that a 2nd probable case of Covid-19 at St. Paul was identified by Public Health today.  

What does this mean for students at the school? 

  • Public Health is working with the school to identify high-risk student and staff contacts of the confirmed case.   
  • Parents/Guardians of students who have been identified as high-risk contacts of a confirmed case were given a high-risk contact letter by the school today, with information on dates of exposure, testing information, and the cohort end of isolation date.   
  • Public Health/Ministry of Ontario will contact the parents/guardians of (high risk contact) students via text and phone, to reinforce specific directions related to the need for the student to self-isolate and get tested  
  • Students who have been identified as low-risk contacts of a confirmed case will not be contacted and are not required to self-isolate. These students are able to be at school, provided they are not exhibiting any symptoms.  
  • Students and families who have been identified as low risk contacts of the case should self-monitor for symptoms  
  • Any students who develop symptoms should self-isolate and get tested at an assessment centre 
  • The affected cohort (ie students in the same class, students that the ride the same bus) was dismissed today and will be self-isolating until March 11th.
  • We ask ALL parents/guardians to continue to monitor and screen your child(ren) for symptoms of COVID-19 daily. 

 

We will continue to work closely with the Region of Waterloo Public Health to prevent further spread of COVID-19 within our school community.