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Wakefield School reports first case of COVID-19

Ten days between possible exposure and letter to parents

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By Stuart Benson

Wakefield School reported its first positive case of COVID-19 in a letter emailed to parents Sept. 7 warning of a possible exposure on Aug. 28.

According to Mike Dubeau, director-general of the Western Quebec School Board, public health contacted him late in the evening Sept. 6 to inform him that an employee of the school had tested positive for COVID-19.

“When there is a positive case, the director of public health contacts me personally,” Dubeau explained. “As soon as that happened we instituted our communications protocols.”

Dubeau said that Wakefield School Principal Julie Fram-Greig was contacted the following morning by the board and that both were contacted once again by public health to inform them of the risk and what contact tracing had been done.