Sept. 22, 2021,
The following letter was sent to families at Holy Family CES in Bowmanville, informing the school community about a positive case of COVID-19 at the school.
Dear parents, guardians and staff,
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 Durham Region Health Department has notified us of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Holy Family Catholic Elementary School. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
What we can share is that the individual is isolating at home and they did not attend school while they were infectious. Durham Health has investigated and has determined that no students or staff members are deemed high-risk contacts related to this case.
Our school remains open, and as always, 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 Durham Health.
We continue to ask all students and staff to complete the daily self-assessment for symptoms before arriving at school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening
We will let families know of any further developments. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.