New Covid-19 Case at John Caldwell School - October 20, 2021

Article Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today we were informed of a new Covid-19 case at John Caldwell 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 released.

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:

  1. Register them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB coronavirus website ( OR
  2. Contact Tele-Care 811. The 811 operators will evaluate your child before sending them for testing.

If you have health-related questions, please write to

Thank you for your continued support as we respond to the pandemic.


Jay Colpitts, Director of Schools for Covid-19 Response​​