Additional Case Connected to Cumberland North Academy
In addition to the case we announced yesterday, Public Health has confirmed another case of COVID-19 connected to Cumberland North Academy.
Like the case announced yesterday, Public Health is working to identify any students and staff members who may have been in close contact with the confirmed case. If your child is identified as a close contact, Public Health will communicate with you directly. If Public Health does not contact you, it is because your child is not considered a close contact.
Out of an abundance of caution, Public Health is recommending that all students and staff be tested for COVID-19, whether or not you have symptoms. Please visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test or call 811 and identify yourself as someone Public Health asked to be tested from Cumberland North Academy.
At-home learning will go ahead as scheduled for next week.
As a reminder, here are the resources we shared yesterday:
- Please continue to monitor everyone in your family daily for signs or symptoms of COVID-19, using Nova Scotia’s Daily Checklist https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Daily-COVID-checklist-en.pdf.
- If you or any family member has or develops signs or symptoms as described on the checklist, complete the COVID-19 self-assessment https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en online at or call 811 if you are unable to access the online tool.
- Everyone should get tested regularly for COVID-19. Even if you have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, you should get tested.
- You can book an appointment https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en for a standard test at a primary assessment centre. Rapid testing is available without appointment at pop-up sites http://www.nshealth.ca/service-details/COVID-19%20Rapid%20Testing for people who are 16 or older and have no symptoms.
- Visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website for more information about testing http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting. Please do not call 811 for general information about testing. Only call 811 if you can’t book a test online.