February 11th, 2021
Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a WRDSB site. The WRDSB is following the direction of Region of Waterloo Public Health regarding the safeguarding of potentially identifying personal health information and will not be releasing any further details.
Public Health’s investigation has determined another case, a staff member, is connected to a case reported last week. The identity of the individuals are protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
Public Health has completed their assessment and no further contacts have been identified as high-risk.
It is important to note that is not a school-wide outbreak.
Facilities Services will continue to thoroughly clean the building, paying attention to common areas and touchpoints in accordance with Public Health guidance and recommendations.
Public Health works with the school to identify high-risk student and staff contacts of the positive cases to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.
Please continue to self-screen (using the COVID-19 School Screening Tool) and monitor your health daily, practice hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other infection control and prevention measures. If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, access the COVID-19 Self-Assessment on the Public Health website and follow the direction given. Please visit the COVID-19 Health, Safety and Wellness Handbook for WRDSB Staff for guidance, wellness resources and information.
Please continue to monitor and screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 daily. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student or staff member in a school setting. For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.