Posted: March 5, 2021
Dear Gretna Green Parents and Guardians: Re: POSSIBLE EXPOSURE OF COVID-19 IN OUR SCHOOL
This is to inform you that individuals at our school may have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the case. We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days.
Public Health officials will contact you if your child has been in close contact with the confirmed case and will tell you if your child needs to self-isolate. If you are not contacted by Public Health officials, your child can continue to attend school. It is natural to want to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus. Public Health officials will inform those who are at risk of the next steps, but to protect the privacy of students and school personnel, other details including 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 corona virus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus), or 2. Contact Tele-Care 811, or 3. Contact your primary care provider. The 811 operators or your primary care provider will evaluate your child before sending them for testing. Information on symptoms to watch for can be found in the fact sheet: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/hs/pdf/en/CDC/PosterCL.pdf Thank you for helping keep our school, community, and province safe.
Sincerely, Keith Comeau, Principal