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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 ​Apr. 1, 2​021​​​.​​​​​​​

​Dear JNSS 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.  As a precaution, Peel Public Health has directed individuals from two of our classrooms to self-isolate at home. Impacted staff and students have already been contacted with further direction and will be taught remotely until the end of their self-isolation period.

Peel Public Health has informed us that the risk for the rest of our school remains low. If you have not been contacted by Peel Public Health, this means your routine does not need to change. Individuals who have been notified by Peel Public Health are advised to get tested. 

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
Acting Principal


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