Positive Case of COVD-19

Positive Case of COVD-19
Posted on 12/09/2021
Image of confirmed COVID 19 caseUpdate Dec. 16: KFL&A Public Health has confirmed one staff member at Fairfield Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 16. This resulted in one class directed to self-isolate and this class will pivot to remote learning. School remains open

Two students on Dec. 11: no risk to school community, as such, no cohorts required to isolate. 

One staff member on Dec. 9: this case poses no risk to students or staff. As such, no cohorts will be required to isolate at this time. The school remains open.

• KFL&A Public Health Notice to Fairfield Elementary School Community, Dec. 11, 2021
KFL&A Public Health Notice to Fairfield Elementary School Community, Dec. 9, 2021

Instances when a positive case in a school poses no risk to the school include:
• The case is learning or teaching virtually and has not been in the school.
• The case was already isolating and not attending school because they were previously identified as a close contact of a case.
• The case was not present at the school when they were infectious. 

KFL&A Public Health works closely with schools to ensure that necessary steps are taken to prevent further spread of the virus both in the school and the community.

Families are encouraged to continue to monitor and screen students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 as most cases of COVID-19 are acquired in the home setting. Do not send students to school if they are sick or symptomatic. 

Please continue to follow all public health guidelines which include maintaining physical distance, wearing face coverings, and cleaning your hands frequently.

Please visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases.