November 5, 2020
Manitoba public health officials advised École Secondaire Neelin High School on November 5, 2020 of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school in Grade 11/12 on October 27, 2020 when the individual may have been infectious. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.
École Secondaire Neelin High 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.
Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts have been identified at École Secondaire Neelin High School and no one is required to self-isolate from this exposure. Anyone who was in the same classes is recommended to self-monitor for symptoms until November 10, 2020 and seek testing if symptoms develop. A thorough deep cleaning and disinfecting is taking place this evening and the school will be ready for staff and students tomorrow morning.
Please note: École Secondaire Neelin 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.
Dr. Marc D. Casavant
Brandon School Division