Confirmed Case of COVID-19
November 6, 2020
Manitoba Public Health officials have advised Mitchell Elementary School of a confirmed case of COVID-19 who was at the school on October 29, 2020. 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.
Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. At this time, there are no close contacts in the school. The school remains open.
The school has been 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.
Shelley Amos, Interim Superintendent/CEO
Hanover School Division
For additional COVID-19 information, please visit our website at HSD.ca/COVID19