Confirmed Case of COVID-19
November 1, 2020
This evening, Manitoba Public Health officials advised Steinbach Regional Secondary School of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in individuals at the 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. If Public Health has not contacted you, your children can continue to attend Steinbach Regional Secondary School.
The school’s affected areas have been thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized using our sanitization sprayer. 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.
An official letter from Public Health is forthcoming (likely Monday) and will be sent to all SRSS parents/guardians; however, we wanted to provide you with advance notification.
Shelley Amos, Interim Superintendent/CEO
Hanover School Division
For additional COVID-19 information, please visit our website at HSD.ca/COVID19