November 24, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today we were informed of a positive Covid-19 case at Gibson-Neill Memorial 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 receive a letter from Public Health with specific instructions on what to do next. This letter will be sent by your school principal, along with instructions on when rapid tests can be picked up.
All students should plan to attend school on Thursday, November 25, unless they are required to self-isolate.
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 (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus). OR
- 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