October 20, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today we were informed of a
positive Covid-19 case at Bristol Elementary School. We are working with
Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may
have been in contact with the case.
Anyone identified as a close
contact will get a letter from Public Health with specific instructions on what
to do next. You will receive this letter from your school principal or a
designated staff member. This letter will now include information on the new
rapid testing option for unvaccinated students.
Please note, tomorrow,
Thursday, October 21, will
be a distance learning day only for those who have been identified as close
contacts. Distance learning will be for one day, and these students
should plan to return to school on Friday, October 22, unless they are
self-isolating. The teacher will reach out to families with the learning plan
for the day.
It is natural to want
to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus but to protect the
privacy of students and school personnel, details, such as names, will not be
Children and young people
look to the adults in their lives to guide them on how to react to worrying and
stressful events. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about any
anxieties and remind them to treat one another with kindness and respect, in
person and on social media.
If your child is showing any
symptoms of Covid-19, you should:
- Register them online
for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus). OR
- Contact Tele-Care 811.
The 811 operators will evaluate your child before sending them for
If you have health-related
questions, please write to COVID-19NB@gnb.ca
Thank you for your continued
support as we respond to the pandemic.
Jay Colpitts, Director of
Schools for Covid-19 Response