Nov. 10, 2020
Dear Turner Fenton 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. Someone who was recently at school has tested positive for COVID-19.
I know this is hard to continue to hear and it often feels like we are not sharing new information. However, keeping you informed is part of our commitment to you and we want to share the information that we can.
As a precaution, Peel Public Health has directed individuals from two of our classrooms to self-isolate at home. The classroom will be closed until the individuals have completed their self-isolation period. Impacted staff and students have already been contacted with further direction and will be taught remotely until the end of their self-isolation period.
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 remains 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. Enhanced cleaning of every bus is also done twice each day.
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.
I know that news of multiple COVID-19 cases can create feelings of anxiety and frustration. I want to ensure you that we are working with Peel Public Health and Peel District School Board staff to help ease concerns and make our school as safe as possible.
Now more than ever, we must take care of ourselves and each other.