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Letters from the Director of Education

​​​Updates from David DeSantis, Director of Education


September 21, 2020​

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Today our local public health units released updated COVID-19 screening tool protocols in response to a new screening tool that was released by the province.

Key updates include:

  • More detailed symptom screening (see printable screening tool for complete list)
  • Permission for asymptomatic housemates or siblings of symptomatic students/staff to continue to attend school while monitoring for symptoms – as long as the symptomatic individual is seeking testing/waiting for test results.
  • Permission for students/staff who have received a negative COVID-19 test result to return to school 24 hours after symptoms have started to improve.
  • Requirements for 14 days of isolation for students/staff who choose not to be tested, as well as siblings/housemates, unless all of the following apply:
    • a health-care provider has diagnosed the student/staff with another illness, AND
    • the student/staff does not have a fever (without using medication), AND
    • it has been at least 24 hours since symptoms started (48 hours if symptoms included vomiting and diarrhea)

Here is the updated screening tool that was released by the province: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Here is the updated information from our local public health units:

Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health

Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

 

We recognize that this is a lot of information but we are committed to keeping our families up-to-date as new information becomes available.

​If you have any additional questions, please contact your school principal. Thank you for your work to keep our Catholic school communities safe and well. 


Sincerely, 

David DeSantis

Director of Education 


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