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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Cathedral

April 14, 2021

Dear Cathedral High School community,

This letter is to inform you that a student at Cathedral has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) 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 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;
Screen 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 covidschoolteam@hamilton.ca.

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.

Sincerely,

Mr. M. Daly
Principal










Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Cathedral