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Confirmed COVID-19 Case - Betty Gibson School

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November 15, 2020

Manitoba Public Health officials advised Betty Gibson School on November 13, 2020 of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the grade 3/4 class on November 4th, November 5th, and November 6th when they may have been infectious. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.

Betty Gibson 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.

Based on the Public Health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. 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 disinfecting has taken place and the school will be ready for staff and students tomorrow.

Please note: Betty Gibson 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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November 15, 2020

Manitoba Public Health officials advised Betty Gibson School on November 13, 2020 of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on one of the buses that serve the school on November 4th, November 5th, and November 6th when the case may have been infectious. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.

Betty Gibson 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.

Based on the Public Health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. 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 disinfecting of the buses that serve Betty Gibson School has taken place and will be ready for transporting students tomorrow.

Please note: Betty Gibson 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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