November 16, 2020
Manitoba Public Health officials advised J.R. Reid School on November 16, 2020 of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the grade four class on November 9, 10, and 12 when they may have been infectious. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.
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.
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: 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.
Dr. Marc D. Casavant
Brandon School Division