November 29, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today we were informed of a positive
Covid-19 case at Barkers Point 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 picking up rapid tests.
All students should plan to attend school
tomorrow, Tuesday, November 30, 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
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