Colac Secondary College will shut its doors tomorrow after a member of the school community tested positive to COVID-19.
CSC principal Scott Dellar released a statement to families tonight informing them of the confirmed case.
Mr Dellar said the case had not attended the school “for an extended period of time” and was in self isolation, but the school would close tomorrow as a precaution while it waited for advice from state health and education authorities.
Staff, students and community members should not enter the school tomorrow while investigations are ongoing.
Mr Dellar’s full statement to parents and carers is below:
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“Our school has been advised of a reported case of coronavirus (COVID-19).
“This case has been reported to the Department of Education and Training (DET), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently undertaking further investigation.
“The reported case has not been onsite, for an extended period of time, as they have been isolating as part of the community strategy. However as a precautionary measure, Colac Secondary College will be closed for 24 hours initially (Thursday 30th July 2020), or until we receive advice it can re-open.
“The school will be closed to all students, staff and members of the community; and at no stage should any person enter the site until further notice for any reason.
“Remote learning will not be provided over these 24 hours; but student work to complete can be viewed via the weekly checklist for years 7-11, and the session checklist for Year 12. Please see your class Compass Newsfeed for this information.
“We will provide further information following confirmation of advice from DHHS.”