MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English –
Nova Scotia announces two more cases of COVID-19 today, the first cases in schools.
A person from Graham-Creighton Junior High School in Cherry Brook and a person from Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbor tested positive for COVID-19. These people did not go to school today and they are both isolating themselves at home.
Public health officials will contact people who have had close contact with the individuals in question as part of their investigation and advise them of the next steps. Everyone in the class with a confirmed case is tested, and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Students will be helped to learn from home.
Only members of the school community who have been ordered to stay home should do so.
“Our schools are a reflection of our communities; this news is therefore not unexpected, said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. We follow the guidelines of public health officials. They are the specialists. Help will be provided to any student or staff member who needs to learn or teach at home. “
When a member of the school community tests positive for COVID-19, public health officials work with school staff to educate families about positive cases and next steps. The decisions in question – in particular whether or not to keep a school open or to close a class – are made by public health officials and the regional center for education in question or the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial depending on the level of education. risk to other members of the school community and operational capacity to support classroom learning.
“These cases, while they do not surprise me, are a stark reminder that we must be diligent in complying with public health measures,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Keep your distance from people who are not in your household or close social group. This is the only way we’ll be able to get ahead of the disease curve. “
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.