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George Town Primary School closed after student tests positive for COVID-19

Local News 15 Sep, 2021 Follow News

George Town Primary School

By Staff Writer

 

Classes at the George Town Primary School have been suspended and students advised to stay at home after a Year 6 child tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Public Health officials along with the Ministry of Education have activated their planned response measures, in line with the current Public Health COVID-19 protocols.

“Since receiving notification late Monday evening that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19, we, along with Public Health, have immediately activated our Continuity of Operations Plan for schools. In consultation with Public Health authorities, our staff will be on the ground at GTPS to oversee the implementation of the appropriate measures, and to provide support and guidance where needed,” assured Director of Education Services, Mr Mark Ray.

Parents of students attending the George Town Primary School (GTPS) have been advised that students and their families should remain at home until they are contacted on this morning (Tuesday) by the school administration and advised of a time their year group will be tested for COVID-19.

Students and accompanying family members are also asked to wear masks and take all precautions around hand hygiene and physical distancing.

School facilities and buses will be sanitised and families will be supported by the school counsellor and other staff.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee said, “I want to reassure the community that Public Health is doing everything to ensure the safety of our students. We can all appreciate that this is a very difficult time for many of us in the community.”

He also strongly advised against spreading of misinformation pertaining to this development.

“However, it is best not to spread misinformation, and to cooperate with Public Health officials at this time. I am thankful that we are a highly vaccinated community; which will serve us well during times like these,” the CMO stated.

GTPS will remain closed until they receive clearance to return to school from Public Health.

Meantime, students and parents are advised to wear masks at all other government school facilities.


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