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Letter to Judith Nyman SS families re: confirmed case of COVID-19

Letter to Judith Nyman SS families re: confirmed case of COVID-19

​​Click on Full Story t​​o read a letter​ that was sent to Judith Nyman SS​​ families on ​Mar. 31, 2​021​​​.​​​​​​​

Dear Judith Nyman staff and families,

I’m writing to inform you that Peel Public Health is currently investigating a COVID-19 exposure
at our school. However, Peel Public Health has informed us that this individual was not at
school during their period of communicability (the time period when an infected person can
spread their infection to others). This means there was no additional risk of exposure to any
staff or students. 

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. 

Our building is currently open for students and staff. Our school undergoes a thorough cleaning
and sanitizing daily as part of our enhanced cleaning protocol, and 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 be unsettling, 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. Please visit Peel Public Health’s website 
for information on how they are working to help keep our staff and children safe. We
encourage you to follow the Core Four Actions and to stay home when not feeling well.

As variants of concern (VOC) are here in Peel, we are taking the necessary steps to investigate
and limit spread. Now that VOCs are common in Peel, it is likely that this person with COVID-19
may have a variant strain, however, confirmation takes more time. 

It is important to remember these variants are not a new disease and we continue to
encourage everyone to follow public health guidelines and continue to physically distance,
mask, stay home and get tested if symptomatic.

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.

Dion Neil 
Principal


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