Public health units are responsible for outbreak assessment and management in schools.
The Brant County Health Unit is not able to assess your child's symptoms. Please complete the
COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care to determine next steps.
BCHU does not administer in-person testing. Please contact the
Brant Community Healthcare System to arrange for testing.
If a single lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 is found in a student or faculty member, that student or faculty member's class cohort (students and staff affiliated with the cohort) will be dismissed for a mandatory 14-day
self-isolation. If your child has symptoms, then all children/siblings in the household also need to self-isolate.
If a child was part of the dismissed cohort or was identified as a close contact to the confirmed case outside of the cohort, the parent or guardian or student (18 years or older) will be directly contacted.
If the Health Unit has not contacted you, this means your child has not been deemed high risk and they can continue to attend school, unless otherwise notified by the applicable school board. Testing is highly recommended for all those who have been identified as high risk contacts, but is not mandatory.
Any staff or parent of any child determined to be a close contact of a confirmed case will be contacted by BCHU to inform them of their exposure and direct next steps.
School boards have been
directed to post information if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 that involves a student or a staff member in a school setting. If a case has been identified at a child's school and the parent or guardian has not been contacted, the child has not been identified as a close contact and can continue to attend class unless otherwise notified by the applicable school board.