St. Gabriel's Secondary School teacher serving Stay-Home Notice tests positive for Covid-19

Announced on Mar. 26.

Ashley Tan | March 26, 2020, 03:13 PM

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A new case of Covid-19 was confirmed on Mar. 26, involving a teacher from St. Gabriel's Secondary School.

Teacher last set foot in school on March 10, no need for Leave of Absence for any student or staff

This announcement was made in a circular sent to parents of the school's students.

According to the circular, seen by Mothership, the school had just been informed of the confirmed case by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The teacher in question had been serving a Stay-Home Notice after returning from overseas.

The last time the teacher appeared in the school was on Tuesday, Mar. 10.

The teacher was not involved in any school activities, "or interacted with any staff or student for two weeks".

According to the circular, there was no risk of infection, and thus there was no need to issue a Leave of Absence notice to any student or staff.

The school assured parents that it will continue to put in place precautionary measures to "ensure that the school is a safe place for learning and teaching".

Previously, the Ministry of Education announced that all students and staff who have been out of Singapore on or after Mar. 14 would be issued a 14-day LOA.

Affected students are advised to "keep away" from schools during this period.

The school added in a statement posted to its website that its campus has been thoroughly cleaned, with enhanced hygiene measures put in place.

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