Second COVID-19 case confirmed at St. Paul CES in Norwood
Dec. 4, 2020
The following letter was sent to the St. Paul Catholic Elementary School community in Norwood, informing students, families and staff that a second individual at the school has received a positive test result for COVID-19.
Dear St. Paul Students, Staff and Families,
In line with Ministry of Education reporting requirements, we need to let you know that Peterborough Public Health has notified us of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 at St. Paul CES Norwood. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
As was the situation in the first confirmed case communicated to parents on Wednesday, the individual has been isolating at home and they did not attend school while they were infectious. They will remain at home until the health unit advises they may return to school.
As a result, the health unit has confirmed that this case does not pose a risk to St. Paul CES students or staff. No students or staff need to isolate and everyone can continue to attend school and work as usual.
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.