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Saturday , 23 October 2021

Lakeland Catholic Schools will be following the provincial reporting process for COVID-19

On October 5, the Premier announced new actions to manage COVID-19 in schools during the fourth wave of the pandemic. These guidelines include public reporting of COVID-19, contact tracing, and a voluntary rapid testing program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Lakeland Catholic will be following the provincial reporting process for COVID-19 according to a recent letter sent out to parents.

A school outbreak will now be reported as ten or more COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that were infectious while at school. The previous use of a ten per cent absenteeism rate will no longer be used for reporting COVID-19 cases to AHS or parents.

Mrs. Pamela Guilbault is the Superintendent of Lakeland Catholic Schools.

“A school alert will now be reported as two to four COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that were infectious while at school,” Guilbault wrote in a letter to parents. “A school alert will now be reported as five to nine COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that were infectious
while at school.”

Lakeland Catholic Schools currently on alert for having two to four COVID-19 positive cases while at school include:

  • Assumption Jr/Sr High School
  • Holy Cross Elementary School
  • École Notre Dame High School

Lakeland Catholic Schools currently on alert for having five to nine COVID-19 positive cases while at school include:

  • Dr. Bernard Brosseau School
  • École Notre Dame Elementary School
  • Holy Family Catholic School
  • St. Dominic Elementary School
  • Light of Christ Catholic School

Effective Tuesday, October 12, Lakeland Catholic will be following the provincial reporting process.

“AHS will be notifying us of the positive COVID-19 cases that were infectious while at school and we will share this information with the close contacts,” Guilbault said. “We are also reviewing the other actions as outlined by the Premier, and we will provide more information to our
families in the coming days. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work together for the health and safety of our staff, students and community.”

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!