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Chelmsford students on one shared bus run to self-isolate

In a letter to parents/guardians it’s clarified there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School, which remains open for in-person learning

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School elementary students on one shared bus run will be required to self-isolate until Halloween. 

Rainbow District School Board director of education Bruce Bourget sent a letter to parents and guardians on Friday in which he notes the self isolation is “due to a possible exposure to COVID-19 not related to the school” and that there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school at this time.

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School remains open for in-person learning and the school will follow up with affected students to ensure continuity of learning. 

By direction of Public Health, the requirement for students on the morning elementary bus Route L314 to self-isolate to and including Oct. 30 is based on immunization status.

The affected students and their parents/guardians and bus driver have been notified and received a letter from Public Health with specific guidance. The affected bus route has been cancelled and will resume on Nov. 1. 

In his letter to parents/guardians, Bourget also reiterated a handful of ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, including: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home and isolate if symptoms appear. 
  • Practise two-metre physical distancing.
  • Wear a mask at all times in indoor public spaces.
  • When outdoors, students are encouraged to maintain physical distancing.