Confirmed case of COVID-19 at St. Mary’s C.S.S. in Cobourg

In a letter sent to parents, guardians, and students today. A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at St. Mary’s C.S.S. in Cobourg.

Dec. 18, 2020 

Dear St. Mary Students, and Families,

As always, the well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. With that in mind, we are letting you know that the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit has notified us of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. 

As directed by the health unit, we have dismissed the individuals who were known to have been in close-contact with the person who is ill during their infectious period. Those identified as close contacts will be contacted by HKPR and be provided further guidance. The individual who is ill is at home isolating and will return to school when they have recovered.

Staff and students who are NOT directly advised to stay home are deemed low risk.

We continue to ask all students and staff to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19; this includes completing the daily self-assessment for symptoms which is available at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ 

We continue to follow all public health and provincial recommendations, including thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all areas; frequent and proper handwashing by everyone in the building; wearing masks; maintaining physical distancing to the fullest extent possible, and following any other steps directed by the health unit. 

We will continue to let families know of any further developments. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Jason Roberts

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