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Letter to David Suzuki SS families re: confirmed cases of COVID-19

Letter to David Suzuki SS families re: confirmed cases of COVID-19

​Click on Full Story to read a letter that was sent to David Suzuki SS​ families on Nov. 18, 2020. 

​Dear David Suzuki Secondary School staff and families,

I'm writing to inform you that Peel Public Health is currently investigating a COVID-19 exposure at our
school. I know this is hard to hear.

An individual who was recently at our school has tested positive for COVID-19. Peel Public Health will
contact anyone determined to be a close contact. At this time, Peel Public Health
has not directed any classroom closures as a result of this case.

Staff and students who have not been contacted by Peel Public Health should continue to attend school as
usual. You do not need to get tested unless you are symptomatic or asked to do so by Peel Public Health.

Our building is currently safe and will remain open for students and staff. The school undergoes a thorough
cleaning and sanitizing daily as part of our enhanced cleaning protocol, and an additional cleaning has
taken place. Our physical distancing and mask rules are also designed to help prevent spread and lower
risk. Peel Public Health will let us know if any other measures need to be taken to reduce the risk of
transmission.

The identity of the person is protected under privacy legislation and cannot be shared. I know this may
frustrate you, but you would want this privacy if it was someone in your family. Everyone deserves the same
protection.

Keeping you informed is part of our commitment to you. You can find information about that commitment
on the Peel board website. Please visit Peel Public Health's website​ for information on how they are working
with the Peel board to help keep staff and students safe at school.

I know that news of COVID-19 can create feelings of anxiousness, so I wanted to make sure you had this
information as soon as possible to help ease concerns.

Now more than ever, we must take care of ourselves and each other. We can do this by following the advice
of public health agencies and government officials. Please review their advice on how you can protect
yourself and others from COVID-19.

Tamer Kamel
Principal

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