The Brant County Health Unit declared a COVID-19 outbreak atSt. George-German Public School on Friday, December 17.
As outlined in the Ministry of Education’s Operational Guidance, an outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school.
The initial positive case was identified on December 13, and two additional linked cases were identified today, December 17. Understandably, for privacy reasons, the identity of the COVID- 19 cases will not be disclosed.
The Brant County Health Unit has provided further direction and next steps via email to these individuals, including confirmation of their isolation period and instructions for household members.
If additional St. George-German students or staff are impacted, the Brant County Health Unit will advise as soon as possible.
Grand Erie has provided the health unit with class lists, transportation records and childcare
information to support case management and contact tracing.
This outbreak does not impact the anticipated return to school on January 3, 2022, after the winter break. Today is the last instructional day before the break starts on Monday, December 20. Grand Erie custodians continue to complete their disinfecting of the school each night.
The school’s outbreak will be closely monitored and reported on by the Brant County Health