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February 19
Level 1 Update for Schools

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are enjoying this long weekend as we recognize New Brunswick’s Family Day holiday on Monday, Feb 21st

This message is being sent as an update to school guidelines as it relates to the provincial move to Level 1 of the NB Winter plan beginning Feb 19, 2022.  School guidelines will mainly remain the same with the move to Level 1 in NB. 

You can see all the K-8 school guidelines in the provincial winter plan at the following link:

k-8-winter-plan.pdf (gnb.ca)

A few current school guidelines for level 1 are noted below:

Masks - Students are encouraged to bring at least two well-fitted, three-layer masks to school each and every day as per Public Health guidance.

Masks continue to be required for all students and staff within the class and in common areas. Masks may only be removed when seated for eating and drinking.  Physical distancing of two (2) metres between other class is required.

Physical distancing is not required between classes outdoors however masks are required when students and staff are outside with other classes. Masks may be removed outside when classes are distanced from other classes.

Symptoms- Please screen daily.   If students or school personnel have a fever (or signs of fever) or loss of sense of taste or smell, they will not be permitted to attend school until they have a negative COVID-19 test. This test can be either a PCR test or a rapid point-of care-test (POCT).

If students or school personnel have two or more of the following symptoms, they will not be permitted to attend school until they have a negative COVID[1]19 test: a new cough or worsening chronic cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, new onset of fatigue, or purple markings on children’s fingers or toes.

Testing positive for Covid 19 - Students and school personnel who test positive are required to isolate (10 days of isolation for unvaccinated and 5 days for vaccinated).

If a household member of a student or school personnel tests positive, the student or school personnel will not be permitted to attend school for 5-10 days depending on their vaccination status. If a student or a school personnel tests positive for COVID-19 while they are isolating, their isolation will star over according to their vaccination status. The isolation period of other household contacts is not extended unless they also test positive for COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact the school. Thank you for your continued support as we move closer to what we hope will be more normal days ahead.

Mrs. Wilmot​