December 23, 2020
Dear St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School community,
This letter is to inform you that a student at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school on Friday, December 18, 2020. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) today. HPHS has determined that there is no epidemiological link between this and earlier cases at the school, and therefore no outbreak will be declared.
Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, personal health information and identifiers will not be released. Any students, staff or cohorts that are required to self-isolate will be notified immediately by the school and will be contacted by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) within the next two days.
Persons who test positive for COVID-19 may not return to school until they are cleared by HPHS.
St. Marguerite d’Youville CES will continue to work closely with HPHS to ensure all health and safety measures are in place to prevent transmission to other students and individuals in the school community. Students and staff should continue to attend school, unless directed otherwise by HPHS, and to screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms on the provincial COVID-19 school screening website
Please follow the directions provided in the COVID-19 school screening. If your child(ren) develops COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home from school and should get a COVID-19 test. To book a COVID-19 test, please go to www.HamiltonCovidTest.ca
. Please inform the school of any absences and symptoms your child(ren) is/are experiencing.
If you have any questions about COVID-19, please consult the Hamilton Public Health COVID-19 School Health program Hotline at 905-974-9848 (option 5) or firstname.lastname@example.org
In closing, we wish to assure you of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff and will notify you of any new developments.
Mrs. J. Frappa