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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at St. Charles

October 15, 2020

Dear members of our St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education learning community,

This letter is to inform you that an adult learner at the St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centre on East 5th Street tested positive for COVID-19.

The learner was last in the facility on Friday, September 25, 2020. The positive test result was returned on October 8th and confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) on October 15, 2020. Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, personal health information and identifiers will not be released.

Hamilton Public Health Services has indicated that there are no school-related close contacts with this individual and therefore no risk to the school. St. Charles will continue to follow Public Health guidance around infection prevention and control.

The health, safety and well-being of our learners and staff is always a priority concern for St. Charles and for our school board, but is especially important as we return to classroom learning during the current pandemic. We will continue to work closely with HPHS to ensure all health and safety measures are in place to prevent transmission to other individuals within our school community. Learners and staff should continue to attend their programs, unless directed otherwise by HPHS, 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 you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay home from school and should get a COVID-19 test. To book a COVID-19 please go to www.HamiltonCovidTest.ca. Please inform the centre of any absences and symptoms you may be experiencing.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please consult the Hamilton Public Health COVID-19 School Health program Hotline at 905-974-9848 or covidschoolteam@hamilton.ca.

In closing, we wish to assure you of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our learners and staff, and will keep you updated on any new information.

Sincerely,

Mr. M. Di Vittorio
Principal








Confirmed case of COVID-19 at St. Charles