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Positive COVID-19 Case at Blackville School

A statement from Mark Donovan, Superintendent ASD-N:

Dear Blackville School Families:

RE: Positive COVID-19 Case at Blackville School

This is to inform you that Public Health has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at Blackville School.

Official notification from Public Health will be sent to you via email from the school if your child has been in close contact with a confirmed case, and will advise you if your child needs to self-isolate.

If you do not receive a letter of notification from Public Health, your child should continue to closely self-monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately should any develop.

There will be school on Monday, November 29, except for those directed by Public Health to self-isolate.

It is natural to want to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus. Public Health officials will inform those who are at risk of the next steps, but to protect the privacy of students and school personnel, other details including names, will not be released.

We take this opportunity to remind you that children and young people look to the adults in their lives to guide them on how to react to worrying and stressful events. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about any anxieties and remind them to treat one another with kindness and respect, in person and on social media.

If your child is showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should:

  1. Register them online for a test by clicking “Get Tested” on the GNB coronavirus website (, or
  2. Contact Tele-Care 811

Thank you for your cooperation and support.


Mark Donovan


Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.

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