September 10, 2021
Dear St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School community,
This letter is to inform you that a student at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was in the school on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (PH) today. Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, personal health information and identifiers will not be released. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 may not return to school until they are cleared by PH.
Any students, staff or cohorts that are required to self-isolate will be notified by the school and provided with a close contact letter from PH. Please be sure to follow the isolation instructions outlined in the letter. Individuals who are exempt from isolation will be notified by PH. Close contacts must isolate until they are released by PH.
The school is working closely with PH to ensure that all health and safety measures are in place to prevent transmission to other students and individuals in the school community. Students and staff should continue to attend school, unless directed otherwise by HPHS, and to screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms on the provincial COVID-19 school screening website
. Please follow the directions provided in the COVID-19 school screening. If your child(ren) develops COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home from school and should get a COVID-19 test. To book a COVID-19 test, please go to www.HamiltonCovidTest.ca
If you have any questions about COVID-19, please consult the Hamilton Public Health COVID-19 School Health program Hotline at 905-974-9848 (option 5) or email@example.com
In closing, please be assured of our ongoing commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff. We will notify you of any new developments.
Mr. B. Daly