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Notification of confirmed COVID-19 case at St. Thomas More

September 12, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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 last in the school on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services late yesterday. 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 HPHS.

Any students or staff that are required to self-isolate will be notified by the school and provided with a close contact letter from Public Health. This letter will outline which close contacts are required to self-isolate, and which are exempt from isolation, based on public health contact tracing guidelines. Please be sure to read the instructions in this letter carefully.

The school is working closely with public health officials to ensure that all health and safety measures are in place to prevent transmission to other students and individuals in the school. Students and staff should continue to attend school, excluding those who are required to self-isolate, 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 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 covidschoolteam@hamilton.ca.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff continues to be our top priority. We will notify you of any new developments.

Sincerely,

Mr. B. Daly
Principal








Notification of confirmed COVID-19 case at St. Thomas More