Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed that a student at Elmira District Secondary School, last in the building on November 6, has tested positive for COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.

Public Health has identified no high-risk school contacts. They have determined that there was no exposure to students or staff during the infectious period. As a result, no dismissals of staff or students to self-isolate are required. 

We will continue to take direction from Public Health and will provide further updates as necessary.

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student or staff member in a school setting. 

Please continue to self-screen (using the COVID-19 School Screening Tool) and monitor your health daily, practice hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other infection control and prevention measures. If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, access the COVID-19 Self-Assessment on the Public Health website and follow the direction given.

We thank you for your continued support during this time.