Willoughby Girls closed following confirmed COVID-19 case

Willoughby Girls High School closed for two days after a student tests positive for COVID-19.

Willoughby Girls High School will be non-operational for the remainder of Monday 9 March and all day on Tuesday 10 March, after a student returned a positive test for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

The student did not attend school today.

Over the next two days NSW Health will have time to conduct their contact-tracing process.

COVID-19 is typically mild in children. Self-isolation is a precaution to minimise spread. Anyone in close contact of an infected person is advised that if they develop symptoms of fever or respiratory illness, they should call ahead before seeing their doctor for assessment.

In accordance with NSW Health advice, staff and students at the school will self-isolate for the next two days while the contact-tracing process is finalised.

The Department of Education will be working with NSW Health to reopen the school as soon as possible.

The school will be working to minimise disruption to students learning as much as possible.

The school will keep parents informed during this time.

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