Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed that a staff member at Southwood Secondary School, last in the building on Friday, November 13, has tested positive for COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.

Public Health has identified all high-risk contacts of the positive case and will provide individual guidance to them. High-risk contacts include some staff members who have been notified to self-isolate. There have been NO STUDENTS IDENTIFIED as high-risk contacts and NO COHORTS have been dismissed. 

We will continue to take direction from Public Health and will provide further updates as necessary.

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student or staff member in a school setting.

Please continue to self-screen (using the COVID-19 School Screening Tool) and monitor your health daily, practice hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other infection control and prevention measures. If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, access the COVID-19 Self-Assessment on the Public Health website and follow the direction given. 

We thank you for your continued support during this time.


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