Positive COVID case moves Quinte Mohawk School to remote learning

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A letter was sent out to families of Quinte Mohawk School (QMS) on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 informing them that a positive COVID-19 case was identified within the Mohawk Bus Line.

“We recognize that receiving this information may case concern and we want to make you aware of the plan going forward,” the school said in the letter. “QMS and MBQ are working closely with the Community Health team to ensure all necessary steps are being taken to prevent further spread of the virus, both in the school and in the community.”

According to the letter, the school will move to remote learning until at least Monday, March 22, 2021, out of an abundance of caution. Students within QMS are considered low risk, and the school says Community Health will reach out directly if this changes.

There is no current evidence to suggest transmission of the virus within the school, according to the letter. The school says low-risk contacts are being asked to monitor themselves for symptoms, but do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop. The school asks any individuals who do develop symptoms to isolate immediately, book an appointment at CSC and get tested.

The school asks their community to continue to monitor Facebook and Edmodo for updates. Full remote learning programs should be currently underway.

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