Confirmed Covid-19 Cases at Donald Fraser Memorial School - September 12, 2021

Article Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2021

September 12, 2021


We have been informed of two positive Covid-19 cases at Donald Fraser Memorial School. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the cases.

Anyone required to self-isolate will get a letter from Public Health with specific instructions on what to do next. This letter will be emailed to you today from your school principal, Lisa Doucette. If you are not contacted, your child can continue with regular activities.     

Tomorrow, Monday, September 13, will be a distance learning day for all students. This will allow for a thorough cleaning and for contact tracing to occur. Your child(ren)’s teacher will communicate the plan for learning with you (i.e. times for connection and activities). We recognize that the opportunity to connect with the teacher may vary among families. Please do not worry if you can’t. We understand that this is short notice, and we will adjust as required.

Please note that distance learning may be extended for the affected classes. However, for all those Public Health has not identified as close contacts, please plan to return to school on Tuesday, September 14. If there is a need to keep the school closed longer, we will let you know.

It is natural to want to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus 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 (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus). 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 write to COVID-19NB@gnb.ca