October 4, 2021
Dear Hillsborough Elementary School Families:
Re: POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE AT HILLSBOROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
This is to inform you that Public Health has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at
Hillsborough Elementary School. Tuesday, October 5th will be an Operational Day with
students learning from home. Having this Operational Day tomorrow will allow Public
Health time to confirm those who have been identified as a close contact.
We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days. Public Health will work with
the school, and you will receive an email with a letter from the school if your child has
been in close contact with the confirmed case and will tell you if your child needs to
self-isolate. If you do not receive an email, your child should closely self-monitor for
symptoms this week and get tested should any develop.
It is natural to want to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus. Public
Health officials will inform those who are at risk of the next steps, but to protect the
privacy of students and school personnel, other details including names, will not be
Children and young people look to the adults in their lives to guide them on how to react
to worrying and stressful events. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about
any anxieties and remind them to treat one another with kindness and respect, in person
and on social media.
If your child is showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should:
1. Register them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB corona virus
website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus), or
2. Contact Tele-Care 811, or
3. Contact your primary care provider.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.