MILFORD: Public health sent a letter to parents/guardians of students at Riverside Education Centre (REC) in Milford on Dec. 20.

The letter home said the COVID-19 exposure is said to have occurred on Dec. 15.

“At this time, we do not believe this is the result of transmission (spread) in the school setting,” the letter said. “We are working with the Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education and the school to make sure all steps are taken to protect students and staff.”

It continued saying 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,” the letter said.

The school remains safe, the letter said. Schools in N.S, closed after classes Dec. 17 until at least Jan. 6.

Public Health recommends that everyone in the school community carefully watch for COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms develop, please stay home and complete the online assessment at https://covid- 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.

Public Health’s letter encourages all eligible Nova Scotians to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.

To book an appointment, visit or call (toll-
free) 1-833-797-7772.