MILFORD: Public health sent a letter home to parents/guardians of students at Hants East Rural High (HERH) on Dec. 16.

In the letter, public health said the exposure at HERH took place on Dec. 13.

“At this time, we do not believe this is the result of transmission (spread) in the school setting,” Public Health said in the letter.
Public Health is not recommending additional measures at this time.

“We are working with the ChignectoCentral Regional Centre for Education and the school to make sure all steps are taken to protect students and staff.

Public Health will identify and send a separate letter to anyone who may have been exposed as a close contact. This will be sent through the school.

“Public Health recommends that everyone in the school community carefully watch for COVID-19 symptoms,” the letter said.

If symptoms develop, please stay home and complete the online assessment at or call 811 if you don’t have access to the internet.

Anyone with the following symptoms should self-isolate and book a PCR COVID-19 test (link above):
• A new or worsening cough
OR two or more of the following:
• Fever (chills, sweats)
• Runny nose/nasal congestion
• Sore throat
• Headache
• Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
Keep following public health guidelines to help lower the spread of the virus:
• Wear your mask in all indoor spaces, as required.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water.
• Complete the online assessment (link above) for new or worsening symptoms.

Visit for more information about COVID-19, self-isolating, hand hygiene, using
a face mask, and other ways to keep yourself safe.

We encourage all eligible Nova Scotians to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.

To book an appointment, visit or call (tollfree) 1-833-797-7772