A student at Onehunga High School has tested positive for Covid-19.
In an email to parents and staff, the Auckland school said it was notified of the positive case on Sunday, and the student was infectious on Monday and Tuesday of last week.
Senior students have been asked to work from home today and tomorrow.
“This will enable us to connect with everyone who is a ‘close contact’ or ‘casual plus’ contact, and for testing and follow up to occur,” the email said.
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“Online teaching and learning will continue for all students. Students who need to attend school tomorrow should report to reception at 9am, where they will be provided with a space and support from a teacher for their online learning.”
The email also confirmed that close and casual-plus contacts had already been identified and contacted by the school. The remainder of the school are considered “casual contacts”.
Auckland high schools have already seen students and staff test positive for Covid-19 since senior students returned to classroom learning at the end of October.
Students at Mt Albert Grammar and Avondale College have tested positive for Covid in the past two weeks, as well as a staff member at Macleans College. All three schools returned to online learning once a positive case was confirmed.
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