Southern Health Sante-Sud announced a student with a confirmed case of COVID-19 attended the Portage Collegiate Institute on November 23, 2020.
Southern Health released a notification to parents and guardians of students at the school informing them a confirmed case is connected to a Grade 11 class.
The letter says, “Dear Parent/Guardian of Portage Collegiate Institute, Manitoba Public Health officials have advised Portage Collegiate Institute on November 30, 2020, that a confirmed case of COVID-19 was in the school on November 23, 2020. The confirmed case is connected to the Grade 11 class.
Portage Collegiate Institute is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. Be assured that Public Health investigations to identify individuals who may have been exposed begin within 24 hours of a confirmed laboratory test. Close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate.”