Confirmed Case of COVID-19
October 15, 2020
Manitoba Public Health has advised Hanover School Division of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an individual from Niverville Middle School. Public disclosure of identifying information (grade, cohort, or class) is at the discretion of Public Health and will not be released by Hanover School Division.
Within 24 hours of a confirmed COVID-19 laboratory test, Public Health begins an investigation to identify individuals who may have been exposed. Public Health has access to enrollment information such as school class lists and contact information for parents/guardians and staff. Anyone identified as a close contact of the confirmed case will be contacted directly by Public Health and provided instructions regarding self-isolation and COVID-19 testing.
The school remains open. As noted in the public health letter attached, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts have been identified at Niverville Middle School. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure.
In an abundance of caution, the entire school will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected this evening. Please be assured that HSD is working closely with Public Health to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place to protect all students and staff.
Shelley Amos, Interim Superintendent/CEO
We remind parents/guardians of students and staff to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Review the self-screening checklist daily before attending school. Please use the Shared Health online self-screening tool to check if your child should be tested for COVID-19. If you have health-related questions or need more information, please call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.
For information specific to Hanover School Division, please visit HSD.ca/COVID19