COVID CASE UPDATE
Since our update last Friday, the College has been notified of a further 11 cases of COVID-19: one in Kindergarten (Kindy A), three in Year 2 (all in 2B), one in Year 3 (3B), two in Year 5 (both in 5A), one in Year 7 (7B), two in Year 8 (one in 8B and one in 8D) and one in Year 9 (9D). Please note that many of these cases were not at school during their infectious period. Parents of identified close contacts have been notified.
This brings our total current confirmed cases for this week (since last Friday) to:
Kindergarten – 1
Year 2 – 3
Year 3 – 1
Year 5 – 2
Year 7 – 1
Year 8 – 2
Year 9 – 1
We have also recorded two further staff cases, one in Primary and one in Secondary. Neither of these staff members were at school during their infectious period.
The College, through direction from the Department of Health and AISWA, will continue learning as normal this week. College activities may adjust subject to instructions from the Department of Health and AISWA and may change in response to increased community spread.
HOUSEHOLD CLOSE CONTACTS
A reminder that students identified as household close contacts (I.e. someone in the household has tested positive to COVID-19) must not attend school and should also isolate for seven days from the date of their household member’s positive test.
COVID REMINDERS AND RESOURCES
For COVID resources and reminders, please see the COVID-19 Resources page on the College website.
Reporting a Positive Student Test Result: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting a Student as a Close Contact: email email@example.com
Advice for all families and staff:
- The school remains open.
- The College will continue our enhanced cleaning regime.
- As for everyone in Western Australia, we ask that you monitor your student/yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result, if symptoms develop.
- Please note that the Omicron strain can present with less typical symptoms such as diarrhea, particularly in children.
- If you have queries or concerns, please contact WA Health on 1300 316 555
Rob Gratton and Matt Dusci
Principals – Mandurah Baptist College