On Nov. 9, 2020, Coast Mountains School District 82 is co-hosting a virtual town hall session with Northern Health to discuss how potential COVID-19 cases in school will be handled. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

On Nov. 9, 2020, Coast Mountains School District 82 is co-hosting a virtual town hall session with Northern Health to discuss how potential COVID-19 cases in school will be handled. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Coast Mountains School District to host COVID-19 virtual town hall

Northern Health and school officials will answer questions about potential COVID-19 cases in schools

Coast Mountains School District 82 aims to shed some light on its plan to handle potential COVID-19 cases in schools at a virtual town hall event on the CMSD82’s YouTube channel, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

Superintendent Janet Meyer and Shar McCrory, board chair, are facilitating the event and will be joined by Northern Health keynote speakers Dr. Raina Fumerton, northwest medical health officer and Petrina Bryant, Healthy Schools and Youth regional nursing lead.

The school district will be sharing how it and Northern Health will handle confirmed cases or school clusters of COVID-19. The virtual town hall is taking place amid a steep increase of COVID-19 cases across B.C., and a positive test in neighbouring School District 52 in Prince Rupert.

ALSO READ: COVID-19 infects Prince Rupert school district individual

A letter from Prince Rupert’s Roosevelt Elementary signed by school Principal Andrée Michaud and Vice-principal Cindy Stevenson was sent home to families on Oct. 29.

“We have been made aware from a member of our school community that they have tested positive for COVID-19,” the letter stated.

“We are working with members of our school community to determine if there is any risk to other members of our school community or if any additional steps are required. We will follow the health authority’s guidance.”

ALSO READ: Northern Health sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in one day

Coast Mountains School District asks that any questions for the virtual town hall are submitted by email to covid@cmsd.bc.ca by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Questions will be themed together and responses given during the session.

The virtual town hall will be live-streamed on the school district’s YouTube channel.

Any questions about the session can be addressed to Carole Gagnon, executive assistant at (250) 638-4401.

READ MORE: Coast Mountains School District 82 hosts virtual Q&A for back-to-school plan


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