April 11, 2021
Dear Cathedral High School community,
This letter is to inform you that two students at Cathedral High School have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were last in the school on Friday, April 9, 2021. The positive test results were confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) today. HPHS has indicated that there is no epi-link between these cases and any previous cases at the school.
Out of respect for the privacy of the individuals, 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, staff or cohorts that are required to quarantine will be notified by the school and provided with a close contact letter from HPHS.
Please be sure to follow the isolation instructions outlined in the letter.
The school will continue to follow guidance from Public Health Officials around infection prevention and control. As part of its COVID-19 action plan, the HWCDSB will undertake a deep cleaning and disinfection of all areas at the school occupied by the symptomatic individuals. document.
We strongly encourage students and staff to continue to follow public health guidance, especially during this next week of Spring Break. At this critical point in the pandemic, the following public health measures are crucial to help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19:
• Socialize with your own household;
• Stay home and get tested if you feel ill;
• Participate in the targeted testing
offered by the HWCDSB;
every day, including during spring break, for COVID-19 symptoms;
• Practice good hand hygiene habits, masking, and physical distancing; and,
• Refrain from travelling.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In closing, we wish to assure you of our ongoing commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff and will notify you of any new developments.
Mr. M. Daly