Superintendent’s Office

October 13, 2021

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Manitoba Public Health has announced new COVID-19 isolation requirements for the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region. View the provincial news release.

As a result of increased community transmission and case numbers in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, public health officials are implementing stricter household self-isolation (quarantine) requirements for this region. Household members of close contacts or symptomatic people who have not had any known COVID-19 exposures must also self-isolate. The online screening tool will provide guidance on the timeline for self-isolation. Public health officials will also provide this guidance during the contact tracing process. Fully vaccinated (two doses) or recently infected (within six months) people will be exempt from this requirement.

Asymptomatic designated workers who are not fully vaccinated but are taking part in a regular rapid testing program are also exempt from self-isolation (quarantine). If the worker or a close contact in the household has symptoms, the exemption does not apply.

This will mean that siblings of close contacts or symptomatic household members will now need to stay home (they will be exempt if identified as fully vaccinated or recently infected within six months).

If you have any questions, please call Health Links – Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257.

Respectfully,

Shelley Amos, Interim Superintendent/CEO
Hanover School Division

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