Possible COVID-19 case identified at St. Dominic CES in Lindsay
Updated on Feb. 12, 2021
On Feb. 11, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit notified us that the possible case at St. Dominic CES was now a confirmed case.
Further communication was provided directly to families.
Feb. 9, 2021,
The following letter was sent to the St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School community in Lindsay, notifying students, families and staff of a possible COVID-19 case in 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 Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit has notified us of a possible case of COVID-19 at St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School.
As directed by HKPR, we have dismissed the individuals who were known to have been in close-contact with the individual 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. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
The school will remain open. Staff and students who are NOT directly advised to stay home are deemed low risk and should continue to attend school and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 at the current time.
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 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.