Although students and staff are still on holiday break, a positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Beaverton Public School.
According to an email sent to parents Wednesday (Dec. 29), the Durham Region Health Department has investigated and determined that there is “no risk to the school community.”
Staff and students are encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
“At Beaverton Public School, our staff and community have worked hard together to limit exposure and keep our building clean. We will continue to take direction from the Durham Region Health Department and will provide further updates to the school community if they deem it necessary,” the email from Principal Louise deHaas reads.
“No further action has been recommended at this time by the Durham Region Health Department.”
This marks the first positive case at Beaverton Public School during the 2020/21 year.
There is also an active case at McCaskill’s Mills Public School in Cannington according to the Durham District School Board’s online tracker.
“The Durham Region Health Department has investigated and determined the individual was not infectious at school. This is due to the time between when the individual was last at school, when they tested positive and then developed symptoms,” reads an email to parents dated Dec. 19.
“They have advised that there is no risk to the school community.”