Health Centre

HEALTH CENTRE

The Maeda Health Centre remains our anchor for student wellness and recovery. Our professional and empathetic health care team have experience with communicable disease outbreaks and the School’s processes have been tested during the 2009 H1N1 and 2003 SARS outbreaks. Given the unique challenges for COVID-19, Brentwood’s Pandemic Plan has been updated accordingly and can be found here on our files page - http://files.brentwood.ca

“Please rest assured as we look forward to a return to the school in the fall, our Health Centre has a full complement of health services and immediate on-site response protocols.” - Donna Decker, Head Nurse

As you know, our campus has a large boarding population and we must be vigilant in our response. There are a number of protocols we will be putting in place to ensure the safety of our students, staff, parents and community.

Mitigation Strategies

  • Continuous personal hygiene practices to be reviewed with students and staff

  • Ongoing education regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19

  • Daily student health checks

Our COVID-19 related pandemic plan includes the following:

• Protocols for symptomatic students including testing and contact tracing in association with local health authorities

• Communication with parents and health authorities

• Creating staffed quarantine wards for potential 14-day isolation

• Clear protocols for students to return to regular activities

If students are showing symptoms of COVID-19, they will be monitored, isolated, and tested. Should the test be negative, the student may return to regular activities. If, however, we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our student community, the School will contact the student’s parents, Deputy Head- Student Life, and Cowichan Valley Medical Health Authority. Any student unable to travel home will be cared for in our quarantine ward for 14-days and until they are symptom free. The School will immediately begin to assist Health Authorities in contact tracing that may include quarantining other students or staff.

If there are multiple positive tests, we will move COVID-19 students to quarantine wards and, as necessary, request that parents pick students up to isolate at home. If students are unable to be picked up by parents, the School will monitor and care for students in our quarantine ward for 14-day isolation and until they are symptom free. The School will maintain ongoing contact and work with our local public authority to advise a potential staged, partial or full shutdown of in-person classes. Academic support for all students will continue through our distance learning platform.

Should you have any questions about our Health Centre, please contact Donna Decker, Head Nurse. donna.decker@brentwood.ca