Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Hartland Community School - October 9, 2021

Article Posted: Saturday, October 09, 2021

October 9, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This evening we were informed of a positive Covid-19 case at Hartland Community School. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the case.

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 from your school principal or a designated staff member. If you are not contacted, your child can continue with regular activities.     

All students should plan to return to school on Tuesday, October 12, except for those whom Public Health has identified as close contacts and are required to self-isolate. 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, details, such as 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 health-related questions, please write to COVID-19NB@gnb.ca

Thank you for your continued support as we respond to the pandemic.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent