Outbreaks Declared at Regional Public Schools, Highland and Queensmount

By: KWMotion, April 17th

Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared two recent COVID-19 outbreaks at Highland Public School, and Queensmount Public School respectively.

In both cases, Public Health’s investigation determined that the student cases were linked to earlier cases in the same student cohort. The identity of the individuals is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.

No additional staff or students are required to isolate. Public Health has completed their assessment and no further contacts have been identified as high-risk.

Facilities Services will continue to thoroughly clean the building, paying attention to common areas and touchpoints in accordance with Public Health guidance and recommendations.

Public Health works with the schools to identify high-risk student and staff contacts of the positive cases to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.

Public Health is treating every single case of COVID-19 as a potential variant of concern before a variant is identified. For all cases of COVID-19, Public Health is conducting enhanced case and contact management.


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