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Education Officials Implement Protocols for Handling Confirmed COVID-19 Case in George Town Primary School

Public Health officials along with the Ministry of Education have activated their planned response measures, in line with the current Public Health COVID-19 protocols, following the Chief Medical Officer’s report of the COVID-19 test results for one Year 6 student at George Town Primary School on 13 September 2021.

“Since receiving notification late Monday evening that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19, we, along with Public Health, have immediately activated our Continuity of Operations Plan for schools.  In consultation with Public Health authorities, our staff will be on the ground at GTPS to oversee the implementation of the appropriate measures, and to provide support and guidance where needed,” assured Director of Education Services, Mr Mark Ray.

Parents of students of the George Town Primary School (GTPS) are asked to assist as follows:

  • Students and their families should remain at home until they are contacted on Tuesday morning by the school administration and advised of a time their year group will be tested for COVID-19
  • Students and accompanying family members are asked to wear masks and take all precautions around hand hygiene and physical distancing
  • School facilities and buses will be sanitised
  • Families will be supported by the school counsellor and other staff

“I want to reassure the community that Public Health is doing everything to ensure the safety of our students. We can all appreciate that this is a very difficult time for many of us in the community. However, it is best not to spread misinformation, and to cooperate with Public Health officials at this time. I am thankful that we are a highly vaccinated community; which will serve us well during times like these,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee.

GTPS will remain closed until they receive clearance to return to school from Public Health.

All students and parents are advised to wear masks at all other government school facilities.

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Submitted by: Government Information Services (GIS, CIG)