Lower than one week into faculty 12 months, household receives 4 public well being notices about COVID-19


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His daughter often takes the bus within the afternoon house from faculty.

“The attention-grabbing factor was that our baby had not been on the bus as a result of we’d been biking to highschool, as a precaution. Simply making an attempt to restrict the factors of contact.”

The province’s COVID-19 protocol for college buses says college students ought to be assigned seats and a document stored to assist in tracing contacts if a scholar or driver contracts the virus. It’s unclear if drivers make a each day document of who really takes the bus, nonetheless.

Rankin’s daughter stayed house from faculty on Tuesday and Wednesday and labored on-line doing assignments her instructor offered.

By Thursday, Rankin stated he had not heard something from public well being authorities and his daughter was itching to get again to highschool.

“Her mates have been again there, as a result of they weren’t recognized from the bus. She actually needed to go.”

She biked to highschool, however inside an hour, Rankin stated, he obtained a name from officers saying his daughter needed to go house instantly. She was on the record of scholars who have been in danger as a result of they rode the bus with somebody who had COVID-19, stated Rankin.

Rankin phoned public well being and spoke to an official who promised to type out the miscommunication. “They stated she’d be taken off the record.”

He plans to ship his daughter again to highschool on Friday.

Rankin stated the household additionally obtained a letter from public well being about his older daughter, in Grade 9 at Franco-Ouest, warning that somebody related together with her faculty had COVID-19.

Nonetheless, his daughter’s courses didn’t begin till this week, so the household knew she had not been in touch with anybody on the faculty final week.

Rankin stated he understands that public well being authorities are “scrambling to determine how you can do issues shortly and successfully. And I perceive.”

Nonetheless, communication could possibly be improved, he suggests.

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