Covid-19 Outbreak at Waterloo Collegiate Institute
By: KWMotion, April 10th
Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Waterloo Collegiate Institute.
Public Health’s investigation has determined another case, a student, is in the same cohort as a case reported earlier this week. The identity of the individuals are 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.
It is important to note that the outbreak is related to this specific cohort only. It is not a school-wide outbreak. 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 school 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. As a result, our public communication will indicate only that a positive case has been identified. For all cases of COVID-19, Public Health is conducting enhanced case and contact management.