Two Positive Covid-19 Cases at Leo Hayes High School

Article Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians:


This is to inform you of two positive COVID-19 cases in your school. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the cases.

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 cases and will tell you if your child needs to self-isolate. Please note that this contact may initially come through your school principal who will be sending the message on behalf of Public Health. If you are not contacted by Public Health officials (through a call or through the principal), your child can continue with regular activities.     

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 13th, will be an operational closure day to allow for contact tracing and deep cleaning of the school. There will be no instruction.

Friday, May 14th will be an online learning day for all students. Please follow your regular schedule online and from home.

Monday, May 17th is a planned non-instructional day as per the school calendar. 

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 coronavirus website ( OR
  2. Contact Tele-Care 811.

The 811 operators will evaluate your child before sending them for testing. If you have questions that are health-related, please visit

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


David McTimoney, Superintendent​