Confirmed Covid-19 Case at New Maryland Elementary School

Article Posted: Monday, January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021




Dear Families of New Maryland Elementary School,


This is to inform you that a positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at New Maryland Elementary School.


We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the virus. To protect the privacy of students and school personnel, details, including names of those affected, will not be released.


At this time, we ask you to model calmness, kindness and respect, in order to keep anxieties down. Children and young people look to adults in their lives to guide them on how to react to worrying and stressful events.


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 self-isolate. If you are not contacted by Public Health officials, your child can continue to attend school and is welcome to return tomorrow, January 12. If you have been contacted by Public Health, please follow their instructions carefully.  


If your child is showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should:

  1. Register them online for a test by clicking "Get Started" on the GNB Corona Virus website ( or,
  2. Call Tele-Care 811 or,
  3. Contact your primary care provider. 

To reach the Fredericton and Upper River Valley Public Health general inquiry line, please call (506) 325-4621 or 453-3071 between 8:30am – 4:30pm.


We will continue to communicate updates to you through School Messenger and our website.


Thank you for helping keep our school, community, and province safe.


David McTimoney