November 20, 2020
Dear Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School community,
This letter is to inform you that a student at Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.
The student was last in the school on Monday, November 2, 2020. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) today. Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, personal health information and identifiers will not be released.
Hamilton Public Health Services has indicated that there are no school-related close contacts with this individual and therefore no risk to the school. The school will continue to follow guidance from Public Health Officials around infection prevention and control.
The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is always a priority concern for our school and school board but is especially important as we return to classroom learning during the current pandemic. We 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, safety and well-being of our students and staff and will keep you updated as more information becomes known.
Ms. L. Cavarzan