Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Hartland Community School - October 13, 2021

Article Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today we were informed of a new 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 include information on the new rapid testing option for unvaccinated students. You will receive this letter from your school principal or a designated staff member. If you are not contacted, your child can continue with regular activities.     

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 14, will be a distance learning day for all students in grades 10, 11 and 12 and for students on Bus 106, who are not already self-isolating.

Students should plan to return to school on Friday, October 15, except for those whom Public Health has identified as close contacts and are self-isolating.

Teachers will move to online learning per regular class schedules in most cases. Please watch for communications from your teachers. We recognize that the opportunity to connect with the school 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.

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 ( 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

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


Jay Colpitts, Director of Schools for Covid Response​