The Ministry of Health said they have “confirmed a positive case of the Covid-19 virus at CedarBridge Academy” and said “all students, teachers, and staff of CedarBridge Academy are to be excluded from the school from Monday, 7th December, 2020 until further notice.”
A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health has confirmed a positive case of the Covid-19 virus at CedarBridge Academy. The Ministry of Education will now execute our new protocol when we are informed of a positive test result in a school and close the school until the Ministry of Health completes its risk assessment.
“All students, teachers, and staff of CedarBridge Academy are to be excluded from the school from Monday, 7th December, 2020 until further notice. Once further instructions are received from the Ministry of Health, we will provide an update.
“All students should work on any current and outstanding assignments tomorrow as the school prepares to transition to remote learning on Tuesday, 8th December 2020 if that is deemed necessary.
“All staff will use the day tomorrow to plan and to prepare for a transition to remote learning. Additional information on teaching, learning, and services will be provided as soon as possible. The Ministry of Health will provide an update once they complete the risk assessment.”
Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said, “We have instituted a new policy in the event of a confirmed positive test to assist the Department in mitigating and navigating the current increase in Covid-19 cases in our community and schools.
“As Bermuda has entered a new phase in the Covid-19 pandemic, our school communities are reminded to adhere strictly to public health guidelines. We will follow-up with our CBA family once we get an update from the Ministry of Health. I encourage CBA families to follow general public health guidelines until further information is received from the Ministry of Health.”
The Ministry added, “If you have further questions concerning COVID‐19 consult your healthcare provider or contact firstname.lastname@example.org in addition COVID-19 health advisories are posted on https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus.”