November 6, 2020
Pandemic response planning for schools has focused on the safety and health of students, staff, and families while ensuring reasonable measures are in place to minimize the risk of transmission and exposure to the virus in school settings.
As per the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, effective Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region will be operating in the Critical Level (Red) of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. For additional information regarding today’s announcement, please view the provincial news release.
Although the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region is now shifting to Critical Level (Red), similar to Winnipeg Metro, the province has indicated that schools in our region will remain at the Restricted Level (Orange). There is no change to the Restricted Level (Orange) currently in place at HSD schools.
Public health officials are also advising Manitobans living in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region that if you are symptomatic, or if someone in your household is symptomatic, your entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. This does not apply to asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work, such as health-care workers or first responders. This recommendation is also in effect for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.
For more information on self-isolation, download the Self Isolation Fact Sheet (PDF). If you have health-related questions, please call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.
Thank you once again for your commitment to student safety, doing your part to ensure learning continues for all. We appreciate your willingness to adapt and respond to these evolving conditions.
Shelley Amos, Interim Superintendent/CEO
Hanover School Division
For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit HSD.ca/COVID-19