January 19, 2021
RE: RED ALERT LEVEL IN ZONE 3
Hello ASD-W Families,
of midnight, on January 19, 2021, Health Zone 3 (Fredericton Region) will move
to the Red Alert level.
to ASD-W, Health Zone 3 includes 67 of our 69 schools. Our remaining
two schools are in Health Zone 4, and are already at the Red Alert level.
would like to assure you that we continue to work closely with Public Health
and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) to do
our best in ensuring your safety, health, and well-being.
on the provincial government’s Covid-19 Recovery Plan, schools will follow New
Red Level Directives. This means, schools will
remain open with enhanced health and safety measures including:
and staff stay home if they have even one symptom of COVID-19.
staff are actively screened when they report to work each day.
Parents screen their children each morning prior to sending them to
a positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed, the school will close for a
minimum of three consecutive days to allow for contact tracing and the
school will become a testing site for staff.
EECD has released a document which outlines Red Level directives specific to schools and early learning and childcare
facilities. The full document can be
in Directives for the Red Level
summary of the enhanced safety measures laid out in this document is as
- Students are required to wear a mask at
all times including outdoors and in play during sports activities. EXCEPTIONS:
When they are working silently on their own or eating.
- Masks must be worn at all times on buses.
- All employees must wear a mask at all
When they are eating or sitting
alone in a closed office or room.
- School-age children and those teaching them are
expected to bring two clean masks with them each day.
- Use of wind instruments and singing are not
activities, including SISTEMA, theatre, choir and band are not permitted.
- Activities that allow for physical distancing
such as yoga, dancing, walking will be employed.
extra-curricular and intramural sports are not permitted.
- Necessary travel only is
recommended in and out of Red level zones, however, people can continue to
travel within the province for work, school, essential errands and medical
- All field trips will be cancelled.
comparison chart outlining community directives for each of the levels,
including the Red level, can be found on the New Brunswick Government website here:
RECOVERY LEVEL COMPARISONS CHART
more information regarding the pandemic as it relates to schools, please also
refer to the "Return to School – Direction for School Districts and
Schools" document, which sets provincial expectations and standards for
the safe operation of our schools during the pandemic. It can be found at this
RETURN TO SCHOOL DOCUMENT
As a final note, I encourage all families
to be more diligent then ever with wearing masks, hand-washing, and social
distancing. These actions can make a major impact on keeping our schools,
children, and communities safe.
David McTimoney, Superintendent