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COVID-19 Updates

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November 29, 2020

Manitoba Public Health officials advised Vincent Massey High School today of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Grade 11 cohort who attended school on November 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and November 23rd, 2020 when they may have been infectious. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.

Vincent Massey High School is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations.

Based on the Public Health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk overall for the school community. Close contacts connected to the case have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who is a close contact has received a separate letter or phone call from Public Health. In addition, Public Health is advising all Grade 11 students to monitor their symptoms until December 7, 2020, and seek testing immediately if symptoms develop. A thorough deep cleaning and disinfecting has taken place and the school will be ready for staff on Monday and students on Tuesday.

Please note: Vincent Massey High School and Brandon School Division are not permitted to release the name or any identifying information about the confirmed case of COVID-19 to any member of the school, parent, community or media.

The Brandon School Division along with all the schools in the Division will continue to follow the recommendations of Public Health during this pandemic.

Sincerely,
Dr. Marc D. Casavant
Superintendent/CEO
Brandon School Division

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November 28, 2020

Manitoba Public Health officials advised J.R. Reid School on November 28, 2020 of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Grade 4 class on Tuesday, November 17 and Wednesday, November 18, 2020 when they may have been infectious.

J.R. Reid 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. A thorough deep cleaning and disinfecting has taken place and the school will be ready for staff on Monday and students on Tuesday.

Please note: J.R. Reid School and the Brandon School Division 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 the schools in the Division will continue to follow the recommendations of Public Health during this pandemic.

Sincerely,
Dr. Marc D. Casavant
Superintendent/CEO
Brandon School Division

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