February 3, 2021
Hello CMA parents & students,
I have great news. Just before noon today I was able to confirm with Vancouver Coastal Health that, from their extensive contact tracing, no exposure whatsoever occurred at CMA. In other words, our student who has become positive was not at CMA during the infectious period.
Furthermore, none of our other students or staff are considered Close Contacts surrounding this transmission. As such, VCH will not be considering this a “School Exposure.”
Another piece of good news is that the cleaning company that we employ is willing to speed up the deep clean of classrooms which we immediately initiated yesterday afternoon.
Because of all of this, we will be re-opening our campus to in-person instruction on Friday, Feb. 5th.
One question I’ve been asked a lot recently is, on C-19 screening forms, do I have to check “Yes” to the question about “being in contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days?” I asked this question to our VCH case representative, and she informed me that no, you should be selecting “No” to this question (unless you have been exposed elsewhere), as, again, nobody else from our organization is deemed to have been exposed.
Moving forward, I think we can all agree that it’s time to put on our supportive hats as we support our student and family back to health. We look forward to welcoming them back into our midst once they are able, and wish them a speedy recovery. Know that the CMA community is thinking of you!
Finally, I’d like to thank all members of the community for your positive communications, timely actions, and patience over the last 24 hours. It will be great to see all students again on Friday after one more day of Remote Learning.
CMA Head of School