Three Peel Public School Board staff have now tested positive for coronavirus

Sep 8 2020, 8:50 am

Three staff members have now tested positive for COVID-19 at Peel Public School Board.

The third staff member was last at Briarwood Public School in Mississauga on September 1.

A letter was sent to Briarwood staff on September 6, and a notice was provided to families the following day on the case.

According to the school, they “immediately” reached out to Peel Public Health, who are investigating and will do contact tracing for the patient, determining their various locations.

“We know that news of COVID-19 can create feelings of anxiousness, and so we wanted to make sure you had this information as soon as possible to help alleviate concerns,” the letter from Principal Tanis Mcneely says.

She added that the school has been cleaned several times since September 1 as part of the regular daily cleaning procedures.

Another cleaning will be done as an added COVID-19 prevention, and “the building will be ready for the start of school.”

“The identity of the individual is protected under privacy legislation and cannot be shared. I know this may frustrate you, but you would want this privacy if it was someone in your family. Everyone deserves the same protection,” Mcneely said.

More information can be found on the Peel board web site and Peel Public Health’s web site for information on how they are working with the Peel board to help keep staff and students safe at school.

On Friday, Peel District School Board disclosed two COVID-19 cases. One was in their North Field Office in Brampton on August 28 and an employee at Ross Drive Public School also in Brampton had tested positive for the virus on August 27.

Students will gradually return to school by attending orientation sessions during the weeks of September 8 and 14 for the Peel board.

Regular school days begin for elementary on September 16.

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