November 15, 2020
Manitoba Public Health officials advised Kirkcaldy Heights School on November 15, 2020 of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the grade 8 class on November 9, 2020 when they may have been infectious. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.
Kirkcaldy Heights 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. Close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. Anyone who is in the grade eight class is recommended to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. A thorough deep cleaning and disinfecting has taken place and the school will be ready for staff and students tomorrow.
Please note: Kirkcaldy Heights 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