Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Minto Elementary Middle School - December 5, 2021

Article Posted: Sunday, December 05, 2021

December 5, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This evening we were informed of a positive Covid-19 case at Minto Elementary Middle 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. This letter will be sent from your school principal and provide specific instructions on what to do next, including when to pick up rapid test kits.

Whereas we were notified of this case late in the evening, we will need to move to a distance learning day tomorrow, Monday, December 6, to allow time for contract tracing to occur. This means students do not come to school tomorrow. Instead, teachers will reach out to families with learning activities for the day. We recognize that the opportunity to connect with the school may vary among families. Please do not worry if you cannot connect. We understand that this is short notice, and we will adjust as required.

Unless they are self-isolating, all students should plan to return to school on Tuesday, December 7. If we need to extend distance learning, you will be notified.

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-19 Response