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

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

​​Click on Full Story to read a letter that was sent to Turner Fenton SS staff and families on ​Oct. 7, 2​020.​​​​​​​​​​

​Oct. 7, 2020

Dear Turner Fenton Secondary School staff and families,  

I'm writing to inform you that Peel Public Health is currently investigating another COVID-19 exposure at our school. We were made aware yesterday that another individual who was at our school has tested positive for COVID-19.

Similar to the situation on Oct. 5, Peel Public Health has directed individuals from one of our classrooms to self-isolate at home as a precaution while they investigate. This classroom will be closed until the individuals have completed their self-isolation period. Impacted staff and students have already been contacted—if you haven't been contacted by Peel Public Health, you can continue to attend school as usual.

Our building is currently safe and will remain open for students and staff. As part of our enhanced cleaning protocol, our school undergoes a thorough cleaning and sanitizing every day, and an additional cleaning has taken place as an added precaution. 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. As a reminder, you do not need to get tested unless you are symptomatic or asked to do so by Peel Public Health.

The identity of the person is protected under privacy legislation and cannot be shared. I know this may frustrate you, 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. You can find information about that commitment on the Peel board website. Please visit Peel Public Health's website for information on how they are working with the Peel board to help keep staff and students safe at school.

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. 

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

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