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Brandon school among several in PMH with possible COVID exposures

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: November 17, 2020 07:20

Confirmed case at Kirkcaldy Heights on November 9th considered low risk

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Manitoba Public Health officials say there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Kirkcaldy Heights School in a Grade 8 class on November 9th when they may have been infectious. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.

The Brandon School Division says Kirkcaldy Heights School is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations.

Based on the Public Health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. Close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. Anyone who is in the grade eight class is recommended to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. A thorough deep cleaning and disinfecting has taken place at the school.

BSD says Kirkcaldy Heights School and the Brandon School Division is not permitted to release the name or any identifying information about the confirmed case of COVID-19 to any member of the school, community or media.

The Brandon School Division along with all the schools in the Division will continue to follow the recommendations of Public Health during this pandemic.

There were also possible low-risk exposures at other schools in PMH including two cases at Reston School - and one each at Rivers Collegiate and Rivers Elementary - all between November 2nd and 3rd.

Also at a case at Elton Collegiate on November 2nd - and Onanole School between November 3rd to 6th.

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