Oct. 14, 2020
Dear Turner Fenton Secondary School staff and families,
I'm writing to inform you that Peel Public Health is currently investigating a new COVID-19 exposure at our school. We were made aware today that an individual who was at our school has tested positive for COVID-19. Peel Public Health has confirmed that this case is unrelated to other cases at our school, and the virus was contracted in the community, not our school.
As a precaution, Peel Public Health has directed individuals from two of our classrooms to self-isolate at home as a precaution while they investigate. These classrooms 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. You do not need to get tested unless you are symptomatic or asked to do so by Peel Public Health.
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.
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.
Please take care of yourselves 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.