Papatoetoe Excessive Faculty possible closed for remainder of the week – principal

Security ramps up ahead of Covid-19 testing at Papatoetoe High School on 23 February.

2021-02-24 02:07:36

Papatoetoe Excessive Faculty principal Vaughan Couillault says though there are three new instances of Covid-19 linked to the varsity, he is hoping it will likely be in a position to open once more on Monday.

Security ramps up ahead of Covid-19 testing at Papatoetoe High School on 23 February.

Picture: RNZ / Simon Rogers

Yesterday the Ministry of Well being introduced three new instances of Covid-19 hyperlink to the varsity.

Couillault instructed Morning Report quite a lot of workers have already returned unfavourable Covid-19 outcomes following a big testing blitz final night time.

College students who weren’t examined final night time have been turning up this morning to take action, he stated.

However he stated within the final spherical of testing there have been some households consciously selecting to not take a look at however selecting to isolate for 14 days, and there could also be some once more this time.

“That’s, in fact, their prerogative.”

He stated it is a excessive belief mannequin concerning isolation and the varsity is in open communication with the households concerned.

He hasn’t but made contact with the newest household to check constructive as they have been taken into quarantine.

The household was tough to contact following the primary constructive instances showing within the college neighborhood however Couillault says everybody has a narrative to inform and what the household has instructed them was fairly affordable.

Security ramps up ahead of Covid-19 testing at Papatoetoe High School on 23 February.

Papatoetoe Excessive Faculty principal Vaughan Couillault.
Picture: RNZ / Simon Rogers

As not one of the new instances had been on the varsity grounds, the variety of shut contacts on the college hasn’t expanded, he stated.

As soon as everybody returns a unfavourable take a look at, a cleansing crew will return to the varsity.

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