ACT Health tells Wanniassa School parents, students and staff to quarantine and be tested after COVID-19 outbreak | Canberra Times


ACT Health says everyone who has been at Wanniassa Schools Junior Campus since last Monday must be tested and quarantined. This includes students, staff, parents and visitors. A spokesman has previously confirmed that a person was unknowingly infected with COVID-19 while on campus on Wednesday, October 27, Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29. Now, more cases have been linked to the Wanniassa school outbreak, ACT Health said. Tuesday evening. “ACT Health has asked all students, staff and visitors who have been on the school’s junior campus since last Monday to be tested and quarantined until they receive a negative result as we investigate this cluster further,” a spokesman said. Wanniassa School junior campus was open Tuesday, Nov. 2, but closed Monday, Nov. 1. The latest closure follows that Ainslie School, Queanbeyan West Public School and Queanbeyan South Public School have been forced to close on Friday due to confirmed COVID-19 cases in their school communities. On Monday, all three campuses were open again, with only staff and students considered close contacts to be isolated and tested. MORE COVID-19 NEWS: On Monday, all students in Canberra were allowed to return to face-to-face instruction after a long period of distance learning. It was also the day care staff and staff dealing with unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who should have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under a health guideline signed by the head of health. Last week, Education Minister Yvette Berry said she would be surprised if no COVID-19 cases were detected in schools for the rest of semester 4. Schools have implemented strategies to reduce the impact of potential COVID exposure, including improving ventilation and storage cohorts of students separated. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT and lockdown is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, sign up here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how to continue accessing our trusted content:


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