Manitoba Public Health officials have advised Earl Oxford School of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the school on January 4 & 5, 2021 in Grade 1/2D, Grade 5S and Red 8 Bus when the individuals may have been infectious. Based on the Public Health investigation. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.
Earl Oxford School is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. Be assured that Public Health investigations to identify individuals who may have been exposed begin within 24 hours of a confirmed laboratory test. Anyone identified as a close contact will be contacted by phone or letter and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine). Testing may also be recommended.
Close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. Anyone who is a close contact has received a close contact letter or phone call from Public Health. A thorough deep cleaning and disinfection has taken place and the school will be ready for staff and students today.
Please note: Earl Oxford is not permitted to release the name or any identifying information about the confirmed case of COVID-19 to any member of the school, community or media.
The Brandon School Division along with all schools in the Division will continue to follow the recommendations of Public Health during this pandemic.
Mr. Mathew Gustafson
Brandon School Division