An individual from Montgomery Village Public School (MVPS) has tested positive for COVID-19.
Parents, guardians, and staff were notified of the case on Friday (Nov. 27), and assured that the appropriate measures are being taken.
“We will continue to work closely with Public Health and take their direction as they complete their investigation,” said Brent Ellery, principal at MVPS. “Where Public Health determines there was a transmission risk to others in the school, they perform a risk assessment for any contacts.”
Should the investigation result in Wellington Dufferin Public Health (WDGPH) determining any additional staff and students are at high risk of exposure, they’ll be directed to isolate. It will also be recommended that they be tested during their isolation period.
According to the active-cases reporting page on the Upper Grand District School Board’s (UGDSB) website, there have been no class or school closures related to the incident.
Ellery noted that Public Health is currently performing contact tracing, and explained that the identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation.
Anyone wishing to know information about how this is being handled and what steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of staff, students, and the school’s community, are directed can find out more through this letter from Public Health.
Dufferin County remains in orange-level restrictions as of Nov. 27.
There are now a total of 161 active cases of COVID-19 within the boundaries of WDGPH, including an increase of 23 cases since the previous update on Nov. 26. Three people have been hospitalized.
60 of those cases are in Dufferin County.
Montgomery Village Public School is the only school within Dufferin County to have a new active case since the previous update on Centennial Hylands Elementary School. Total active school cases in the county sit at two.