October 20, 2021
Dear Parents and
Today we were informed
of a new Covid-19 case at John Caldwell 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 identified as a
close contact will get a letter from Public Health with specific instructions
on what to do next. You will receive this letter from your school principal or
a designated staff member. This letter will now include information on the new
rapid testing option for unvaccinated students.
Please note, tomorrow,
Thursday, October 21, will
be a distance learning day only for those who have been identified as close
contacts. Distance learning will be for one day, and these students
should plan to return to school on Friday, October 22, unless they are
self-isolating. The teacher will reach out to families with the learning plan
for the day.
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:
- Register them online for a test
by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website
- 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.
Jay Colpitts, Director
of Schools for Covid-19 Response