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Cohort Dismissed At St. Anne French Immersion Catholic Elementary School After COVID-19 Exposure

Thursday October 29th, 2020, 4:46pm


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The Catholic School board has dismissed 31 students from St. Anne French Immersion Catholic Elementary School due to a high-risk exposure to COVID-19.

The board says that Twenty-four of the students were from one class/cohort; an additional seven students from a busing cohort were also dismissed. The board’s website reports the case is from a student.

Nurses from the health unit were on site at the school this afternoon to provide information and support to parents as they were picking up children from the dismissed cohort.

“We have been working with the Health Unit by providing lists of students and staff who may have been directly affected. The health unit is contacting any individuals, both students and staff, who may have been affected, and will give directions for them to follow,” Stephen Fields, Communications Coordinator for the board, said in an email.

The school remains open.

Fields says that a voice message and letters to the entire school community were sent home Thursday to reassure parents that if the health unit has not contacted them, they have not been identified as close contacts, and their children may continue attending school as usual.

“We have advised parents to continue to monitor their children for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning and to keep them at home and call your healthcare provider for further direction if they are ill,” Fields said.

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