Two Rangiora High School students test positive for Covid19

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 19, 2022 |

Two Rangiora High school students have tested positive for COVID-19.

Principal Karen Stewart said “this is something we have planned well for.”

“We have identified a group of senior students who are most at risk of coming into contact with the positive case during the infectious period which was Monday 14 February to Thursday 18 February.”

“We have gone through a thorough contact tracing process in consultation with the Ministry of Education which has identified students who are close contacts.”

“These students’ families have received an email informing them of this classification.”

“Unless identified as a close contact, your child is able to continue their day-to-day activities at school as normal, with a major emphasis on watching for any symptoms.”

“What you need to do:- You and your whānau should watch for symptoms- A new or worsening cough- Sneezing and runny nose- A fever- Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste- Sore throat- Shortness of breath Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability. For more information, go to any develop, get tested immediately, then stay at home until you receive the resultIf your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible.”

“The health and wellbeing of our children, staff and community is a top priority.- School will stay open- We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place.- If your child hasn’t been identified as a contact they can still come to Rangiora High School.I thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time. If you would like any further clarification, please contact the school.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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