COVID case connected to Cumberland North Academy
Public Health has confirmed that a case of COVID-19 is connected to Cumberland North Academy.
Out of an abundance of caution, Public Health is recommending that all students and staff at Cumberland North Academy be tested for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms
The school will receive a deep cleaning on Friday, May 7. Our teachers will continue to provide at-home learning as scheduled tomorrow and next week.
We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days. It is natural to want to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus. Public Health officials will inform those who are at risk of the next steps, but to protect the privacy of students and staff, other details including names, will not be released.
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 at 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 at 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.
I would also encourage you to visit the Back to School Plan - https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool - where you can find information and resources for you and your family.
For families who are unable to access food during the school closures, Feed Nova Scotia and local food support programs are ready to help.
Food banks and local food programs are open and safely supporting communities. 211 online is available 24/7 to provide more information and connect you to your nearest option.
If you are unable to access food support from a local food program, Feed Nova Scotia's COVID-19 Emergency Food Box Program is available. Call 211 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to see if the program is a good fit.