Positive Covid-19 Case at Florenceville Elementary School - October 26, 2021

Article Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

October 26, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This afternoon we were informed of a positive Covid-19 case at Florenceville Elementary 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 that tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27, will be a distance learning day for all students. Students should plan to return to school on Thursday, October 28, unless they are self-isolating. If we need to extend distance learning, you will be notified.

Please watch for communications from your teachers who will share tomorrow’s learning plan with you. 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 (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.


Jay Colpitts, Director of Schools for Covid-19 Response