April 7th, 2021
COVID-19: CASE NOTIFICATION
Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a staff member, last in the Hillcrest Public School building on April 1 is being treated as a presumed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
Public Health has identified all high-risk contacts of the presumed case and will provide individual guidance to them. High-risk contacts include some staff members and students who have all been notified and directed to self-isolate.
If you are not contacted by Region of Waterloo Public Health, you are not considered a high-risk contact. Public Health works with the school to identify high-risk student and staff contacts of the confirmed case to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.
Public Health is treating every single case of COVID-19 as a potential variant of concern before a variant is identified. As a result, our public communication will indicate only that a positive case has been identified. For all cases of COVID-19, Public Health is conducting enhanced case and contact management.
Please continue to self-screen (using the COVID-19 School Screening Tool) and monitor your health daily, practice hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other infection control and prevention measures. If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, access the COVID-19 Self-Assessment on the Public Health website and follow the direction given. Please visit the COVID-19 Health, Safety and Wellness Handbook for WRDSB Staff for guidance, wellness resources and information.
Please continue to monitor and screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 daily and visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information about what this means for students. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student or staff member in a school setting. For all cases of COVID-19, Public Health is conducting enhanced case and contact management. For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.