EXCLUSIVE: Brampton Elementary School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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Less than two weeks before the start of the new school year, the Peel District School Board said a staff member at one of its schools tested positive for COVID-19.The principal of Ross Drive Public School in Brampton confirmed in a letter to parents that someone who was in the building setting up a classroom last week has since tested positive for the coronavirus.

A spokesperson for the PDSB confirmed to 680 NEWS that the person in question wears a mask and maintains social distancing while in the building. They added that there is no risk to the school as the individual did not work at the school during the communicability period.

“Although Peel Public Health cannot comment on specific cases, they have confirmed that they are investigating and will determine where the person has been while they are contagious (for example, at work or in public places) and which were his close contacts, ”reads part of Principal Greg Harris’s letter that 680 NEWS got.

“We know that news of COVID-19 can create feelings of anxiety, so we wanted to make sure you had this information as soon as possible to help alleviate concerns.”

The letter goes on to say that the school has already been cleaned since August 27 and underwent further enhanced cleaning on September 2.

“The building will remain open and no further action has been suggested by Peel Public Health at this point,” Harris said.

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