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Letter to Turner Fenton SS families re: confirmed case of COVID-19

Letter to Turner Fenton SS families re: confirmed case of COVID-19

​Click on Full Story t​​o read a letter​ that was sent to Turner Fenton SS families on Apr. 2, 2​021​​​.​​​​​​​

Dear Turner Fenton 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.

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.

John Staba
PRINCIPAL


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