Grey Bruce Public Health has released the following statement regarding COVID-19 testing in schools:
We received multiple inquiries on whether the Grey Bruce Health Unit has changed its recommendations on testing, especially in schools.
We would like to remind the community, and emphasize that, our recommendations for testing remain unchanged and consistent with the science and best practice.
With the current epidemiology of COVID-19 in Grey Bruce, COVID-19 testing is only appropriate, and strongly recommended, in the following two scenarios:
An Open Letter was sent by the Medical Officer of Health to all parents and grandparents in Grey Bruce on September 10, 2020. The letter identifies:
The recent initiative to provide voluntary in-school asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for students can be beneficial in areas with high rates of cases. However, due to the low case counts in Grey and Bruce, asymptomatic testing is not recommended by the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
Below is a link to fully explain who should be tested.
For more information on COVID-19 in general, please visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit website.
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