Monck Public School in Bracebridge is today reporting their first confirmed case of covid.
A letter sent tonight to parents from Monck principal Ken Waddell tonight reads:
“The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) let us know that a person in our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. If your child is a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, you would have received another communication prior to this letter letting you know that your child is a close contact, with directions that you must follow. If you did not receive a letter from the health unit, your child has not been identified as a close contact. In this case, your child can continue to go to school if they pass their daily COVID-19 School Screening.
As always, please continue to: Monitor for symptoms every day before school. Attend school as long as your child does not have symptoms. Remind your child about the importance of masking, handwashing, and physical distancing.
We know this information may be upsetting. We are working closely with Trillium Lakelands District School Board and the health unit. Together, we are taking necessary steps to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 within our school community.
Due to privacy laws, the health unit will not release personal information about any staff or student who is ill unless deemed necessary. Parents/guardians with any questions or concerns can contact the health unit.”
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