Sometimes a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19, but public health determines they weren’t infectious at school. As there is no additional risk to anyone at the school, public health does not contact the school or provide any notifications to the school community.
If public health determines the person who tested positive for COVID-19 was infectious at school, they may include members of the school community in contact tracing. Who public health talks to is determined on a case by case basis and the information they collect during their interviews.
Public health contacts everyone who they think may be a close contact of the person who tested positive by phone call or letter. If public health completes contact tracing and determines you are not a close contact, they will not contact you.