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Staff member with Hamilton school board tests positive for COVID-19

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Staff member with Hamilton school board tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member associated with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) has tested positive for COVID-19.

Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) confirmed a staff member with the Umbrella Family and Child Centre’s of Hamilton’s Before- and After-School program at Templemead Elementary School has tested positive for the virus.

This is the first confirmed case associated with the HWDSB.

Currently, HWDSB is working with Public Health Officials to facilitate contact tracing, and the identity of the person who contracted the virus will not be released at this time.

The school board is working with public health to identify anyone who may have come into contact with the person. If they require a follow-up, HSHP says it will reach out.

“Our priority is the health and safety of the children and staff in our before- and after-school program,” Darryl Hall, Executive Director of the Umbrella Family and Child Care Centres of Hamilton, said in a news release.

“We are working in partnership with the school board to ensure that we continue to follow all public health protocols and communicate information with families related to this confirmed COVID-19 case.”

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