ITSS students and their families encouraged to remain in quarantine

The ITSS in St. Joseph

Health Minister, Dr. Irving McIntyre, is encouraging students of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School (ITSS) and their families to remain in quarantine until Friday 13th November 2020.

He was speaking during an interview with  state-owned DBS Radio.

This action was taken following recent reports of a teacher from that learning institution who tested positive for Covid-19.

In fact, three (3) schools on the west coast of Dominica – the ITSS, the Mahaut Primary School and the Massacre/Canefield Primary School – have all suspended operations until November 9th, 2020, amidst the rise in COVID-19 cases in Dominica.

“I think we are pretty much stable; we have completed all the contacts for the ITSS school which was a little bit of a bother for us, but all the remaining came back this morning; they were all negative,” Dr. McIntyre stated. “That’s good news but we are still encouraging the students from the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and their families to remain quarantined until Friday [November 13].”

According to Dr. McIntyre, officials of the Ministry of Health are happy that all the contacts from the ITSS tested negative.

He also mentioned that there are no new contacts testing positive in the Mahaut area, “so that’s good news for us as well.”

“We continue our vigilance and surveillance and whatever information we have, we will bring to the people whenever we have to bring it to the people,” the Minister of Health stated.

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3 Comments

  1. VereTere
    November 6, 2020

    I think we are pretty much stable… That’s the kind of statements we come to expect from Dominican government ministers! Is that what we pay these guys for? Since when is incompetence rewarded? Answer: in Skerrit Dominica. Good luck to all you!!!

  2. Concerned
    November 5, 2020

    This is confusing. Can someone please tel me the reason for the extended quarantine if all the results were negative? Additionally, what measures are in place for family members of these students who are public servants? Take for example a teacher at another school who is a parent of one of these students. Will a document be drafted and sent to the Ministry of Education, or to the Votes clerk? DNO, please get me some answers.

    ADMIN: We have sought a response to your question from the Ministry of Health. There is also a COVID update scheduled for 6pm Friday 6th November which may also answer your questions.

  3. Sasa
    November 5, 2020

    People from the USA that bring it like is the USA that is more contagious good redeem da

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