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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at St. Teresa of Avila

February 19, 2021

Dear St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School community,

This letter is to inform you that another student at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.

The student was last in the school on Friday, February 12, 2021. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) today. Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, personal health information and identifiers will not be released.

Hamilton Public Health Services has indicated that there are no additional school-related close contacts associated with this individual. The case is from one of the isolating cohorts and is connected to the school outbreak declared on February 17th.

The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is always a priority concern for our school and school board but is especially important during a global pandemic. The school will continue to work closely with HPHS to ensure all health and safety measures are in place to prevent transmission to other students and individuals in the school community. Students and staff should continue to attend school, unless directed otherwise by HPHS, and to screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms on the provincial COVID-19 school screening website.

Please follow the directions provided in the COVID-19 school screening. If your child(ren) develops COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home from school and should get a COVID-19 test. To book a COVID-19 test, please go to

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please consult the Hamilton Public Health COVID-19 School Health program Hotline at 905-974-9848 (option 5) or

In closing, we wish to assure you of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff and will notify you of any new developments.


Mrs. D. Catania

Confirmed case of COVID-19 at St. Teresa of Avila