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Close contacts of COVID-19 Cases

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Hamilton Public Health Services will inform HWDSB of a positive or probable case for COVID-19.

Close contacts will be contacted by a principal either by a School Messenger notification or a personal phone call.

Important instructions are provided to close contact students:

  • To protect the student’s privacy, we do not disclose their name.
  • All students exposed to this individual are considered close contacts.  The cohort includes the name of their class, bus number and/or name of the before-and after-school care.
  • Your child should not come to school.
  • Your child needs to self-isolate for 14 days from their last exposure to the person who tested positive. They should be tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible, whether they have symptoms or not. You and anyone living in the home are asked to stay home except for essential reasons while your child is self-isolating. Essential reasons include: going to work or school, getting groceries, and attending medical appointments.
  • If your child becomes ill, they should get tested for COVID-19. All household members must also quarantine at home until your child’s COVID-19 test result comes back.  Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) will contact you to provide further direction.
  • You can book a test online: www.HamiltonCovidTest.ca
  • HPHS will contact you directly, however this may take several days.  We ask that you follow these instructions while you await their call.

For reference on how to self-isolate, see the Factsheet_How to self-isolate.

If you have any questions, please call the COVID line at 905-546-2424 ext. 6706. 

Updated on Friday, March 12, 2021.
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