Case 3 COVID-19 announced today

This afternoon the Director General of Health announced the confirmation of a third case of COVID–19. When this occurs and there is an association with one or more schools and or early learning services we will put out a Special Bulletin and we will provide you with the communications developed for the Principal(s) and or Early Learning Services Leader(s) to put out to their parent communities.
Today’s announcement involved a family that has two children at two Auckland Schools – Ormiston Junior College and Auckland Grammar. The family is now in self-isolation. Neither child has shown any symptoms and they are not currently showing any symptoms. They are in self-isolation in case they do develop the virus.
The impact on schools is almost identical to yesterday’s situation. None of these students had or showed signs of any symptoms when they attended schools. This means they were not infectious which in turn means there are no risks to other students or to teachers and school staff. With this virus you cannot be infectious if you show no symptoms and you cannot as a contact of a contact of someone with the virus get the virus.
Here is the link to the letter Principal’s sent to their parent communities [DOCX, 117 KB].

Also for your information is a copy of a short script for the Principals to also use [DOCX, 12 KB].

COVID-19 information page - Ministry of Education

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) - Ministry of Health(external link)

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