A second case of COVID-19 has been identified at Blessed Sacrament School.
Blessed Sacrament is working with Region of Waterloo Public Health to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.
What does this mean for students at the school?
- Public Health will work with the school to identify high-risk student and staff contacts of the confirmed case.
- Students who have been identified as high-risk contacts of a confirmed case have already been sent a high-risk contact letter via email by the school with information on dates of exposure, testing information, and the cohort end of isolation date.
- Public Health/Ministry of Ontario will contact the student via text and phone, to reinforce specific directions related to the need for the student to self-isolate and get tested
- Students who have been identified as low-risk contacts of a confirmed case will not be contacted and are not required to self-isolate. The school will provide general information for these students and families.
- In the event a cohort must self-isolate or the school must close, you will be notified by the school. The school will keep you informed about any plans regarding return to school.
- The term cohort includes students and staff in the same class, students involved in group activities or who have been in shared spaces during school, students that ride the same bus, attend before/after school care, or participate in extracurricular programming together.
- Continue to monitor and screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 daily.
What is COVID-19?
· COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans
- COVID-19 symptoms include, but are not limited to fever, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat or nasal congestion. A list of symptoms, including atypical signs and symptoms, can be also be found in the ‘COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms’ on the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website
- People may be able to pass COVID-19 to others from 48 hours before symptoms begin to 10 days after the start of symptoms
Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on Region of Waterloo Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage at http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/COVID19.