2 at Mount Pearl Senior High Test Positive for COVID-19
On Sunday, February 7, two individuals at Mount Pearl Senior High tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
In this situation, it is unknown how long the individuals may have been COVID-19 positive, or to what extent the virus may have already spread throughout the school community.
At this time, Public Health has advised the School District:
to suspend in-class instruction and all extra-curricular activities at Mount Pearl Senior High for several days during the investigation (exact number of days to be determined).
that all students and staff must isolate away from household members until they receive further direction from Public Health officials;
that household contacts of the student/teacher/staff (e.g. siblings or other family members) , do not need to isolate at this time unless the student/teacher/staff who attends Mount Pearl Senior High has symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive as a result of this investigation.
that the duration of the isolation and the suspension of in-school classes will be determined by Public Health.
that all students and staff from the school will be offered testing but Public Health will work with the school to identify which students should be tested first.