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Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases at Bishop Ryan

Dear Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School Community,

This letter is to inform you that three students at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School have tested positive for COVID-19. The students were last in the school on March 31, 2021. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) today. These cases are unrelated to an earlier case at the school and therefore does not constitute an outbreak.

Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, personal health information and identifiers will not be released. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 may not return to school until they are cleared by HPHS. Any students, staff or cohorts that are required to quarantine will be notified by the school and provided with a close contact letter from HPHS. Please be sure to follow the isolation instructions outlined in the letter. For students who have been identified as a close contact, we want your learning to continue. The school will contact you about the shift to remote learning. The school will continue to work closely with HPHS to ensure all health and safety measures are in place to prevent transmission to other students and individuals in the school community.

Students and staff should continue to attend school, unless directed otherwise by HPHS, and to screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms on the provincial COVID-19 school screening website. Please follow the directions provided in the COVID-19 school screening. If your child(ren) develops a single, new COVID-19 symptom, they must stay home from school and should get a COVID-19 test. To book a COVID-19 test, please go to Please inform the school of any absences and symptoms your child(ren) is/are experiencing. If you have any questions about COVID-19, please consult the Hamilton Public Health COVID-19 School Health program Hotline at 905-974-9848 (option 5) or

In closing, we wish to assure you of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff and will notify you of any new developments.


Mr. M. Lawlor

Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases at Bishop Ryan