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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. 6, 2​021​​​.​​​​​​​

Dear Turner Fenton 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 closed to students as per Peel Public Health orders until April 19th,
2021. 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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