Additional Covid-19 Cases in Perth-Andover Schools - September 20, 2021

Article Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians of Andover Elementary School, Perth-Andover Middle School, and Southern Victoria High School,

We have been informed of additional positive Covid-19 cases at all three schools in Perth-Andover today. 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. The letter will be emailed to you from your school principal, vice-principal, or your classroom teacher. The letters are scheduled to go out tonight. If you are not contacted, your child can continue with regular activities unless they are already self-isolating as advised by Public Health. The Transportation Manager will be sending letters to families of students on impacted buses with a similar message. These letters are also scheduled to go out tonight.

Due to the number of cases in our Perth-Andover schools and our wish to continue learning safely and consistently, we will maintain distance learning for all students until Friday, September 24, inclusive. Students will not report to the school for the rest of the week. 

We will communicate with you again at the end of the week to provide an update.

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 write to

I appreciate your patience and commitment to student safety and learning.


David McTimoney, Superintendent​