To date, because of students confirmed positive with the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, one College section (one student confirmed positive), three High School classes (two classes with one student confirmed positive and the third with one student highly suspected) and one Grade School class (one student confirmed positive) have been instructed to go on voluntary self-quarantine for ten days.
The members of the College section were told to go on self-quarantine from noon yesterday, 15 July, and will be allowed to return to school on 21 July. For those irregular students in this first year College section, arrangements have been made with their teachers in their other classes about their forced self-quarantine. The class has been duly informed of the importance of this self-quarantine. Where possible, teachers may try to give home assignments during this period.
The High School classes and Grade School class instructed to go on voluntary self-quarantine will return to school on 22 July. Efforts have been made inform their parents / guardians about this self-quarantine. Where possible, teachers may try to give home assignments during this period.
We ask that all concerned take the self-quarantine seriously.
The teachers of theses classes have been asked to make the necessary adjustments in their schedule of examinations and in the distribution of class matter.
The teachers of these sections have been asked to closely monitor themselves and to seek medical help should they show any signs or symptoms of Influenza.
It is strongly advised to practice “social distancing” during this period, i.e. avoid physical contact, keep some distance for office transactions. We ask all to be conscious of infection control measures such as frequent hand-washing and proper respiratory-related etiquette.