Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Woodstock High School

Article Posted: Saturday, January 09, 2021

Dear school community:

 

Re: COVID-19 ACTIVITY AT WOODSTOCK HIGH SCHOOL

This is to inform you that there has been more than one positive COVID-19 case in our school. The Anglophone West School District and the school are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the cases.

 

Due to the high-​level activity in the area, Public Health is requiring that all students and staff from our school self-isolate Saturday January 9th and Sunday January 10th. This means staying home, not receiving visitors, and not leaving your property.  You will find attached information on self-isolation. Also note that all school activities for this weekend are being cancelled. These measures will allow for Public Health to do the contact tracing. 

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The school district will be contacting you again before the end of the weekend to give you an update on the situation.

 

We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days. Public Health officials will contact you if your child has been in close contact with the confirmed case and will tell you if your child needs to continue to self-isolate. Due to the volume of calls that are required, the follow up will take most of the weekend.  Please be patient and await your call.  Your cooperation in this matter is essential.

 

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 released.

 

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 helping keep our school, community, and province safe.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Cristin Muecke, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health 

David McTImoney, Superintenden​t