COVID-19 case confirmed at St. Mary CSS in Cobourg

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Dec. 18, 2020,

The following letter was sent to the St. Mary Catholic Secondary School community in Cobourg, informing students, families and staff that an individual at the school has received a positive test result for COVID-19.


Dear St. Mary Students, Staff 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 

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.




Jason Roberts