COVID-19 exposure notices for school and office settings that have been referred to our office in the past 24 hours (72 on the weekend) as an exposure site for Covid-19 are listed below:
January 24 - 28
January 17 - 21
Public Health Notification Letters for Covid-19 exposure (if your school is above)
If you work or learn in one of the locations listed above, please read the following letter from Public Health and follow their instructions.
If your child's school has been identified as a Covid-19 exposure site, here's what happens next:
For ten days following the exposure notice, all school community contacts (staff, children and students) will:
- Monitor for new or worsening symptoms.
- Avoid vulnerable settings (e.g., long-term care
- Wear a multi-layered and well-fitting mask in
indoor and outdoor public places.
- Maintain physical distancing of two metres from
- Wash hands often.
- Avoid large gatherings.
- Limit contacts as much as possible.
- Get tested if one or more symptoms develop. The district will no longer provide Point
of Care (rapid) tests.
What to do if your child has new or worsening symptoms
- Administer a COVID-19 POCT (rapid test) immediately
Positive Case Guidelines
- If the test is negative, your child may attend school.
- If the test is positive, please isolate your child immediately.
If your child has a positive POCT or PCR test, please:
- Isolate your child immediately.
- Notify your school principal and all close contacts.
- Report the positive test (if POCT was used).
Household close contacts of your child must also isolate. Isolation requirements depend on the contact's vaccination status:
- Household close contacts with 2 doses must isolate for 5 days.
- Household close contacts with 0 or 1 dose must isolate for 10 days.
For information on how to isolate and when to stop isolating, please see the Government of New Brunswick's isolation guidelines.
When your child can return to school
Your child can stop isolating when all three (3) of these criteria have been met:
- They have completed their isolation period
- They have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without using fever-reduction medications;
- Their symptoms are improving.