TWO teachers at St Josephs Regional College at Port Macquarie are in precautionary isolation and awaiting test results after low-risk casual contact with a COVID-positive delivery driver on Tuesday.
Parents were formally notified of the incident via email on Thursday (September 16) after the school was informed of the news.
A contactless delivery driver who briefly visited the school on Tuesday morning has since tested positive for COVID-19, the statement from acting principal Tanya Daley confirmed after receiving notification from NSW Health.
There are no new COVID cases in the Mid North Coast Local Health District.
The delivery driver will be managed by health staff in his/her own health district, a NSW Health spokesperson said.
St Joseph's Regional College is not considered a venue of concern.
The school implemented the correct protocols, St Agnes' Parish confirmed.
Students were in class at the time of the delivery and there was no contact with any students.
Two staff members, who were wearing a mask and socially distanced, supervised the delivery.
These staff members are considered as the only casual contacts and the incident has been deemed as very low risk.
"As a precaution, these staff members have been tested and are self isolating at home until they receive a negative test result. As a further precaution, they will continue to follow the testing and isolation protocols as advised by NSW Health," the school's statement said.
The school remains open to all students for face-to-face learning.
The Mid North Coast has recorded no new COVID cases to 8pm yesterday (September 15).
Virus fragments have been detected in the Coffs Harbour wastewater treatment plant. Earlier this week, positive sewage test results were also returned from Dunbogan and Port Macquarie, while the Nambucca BP became a venue of concern after a COVID positive person transited through the area.
NSW Health staff continue to provide support to a total of 21 people in isolation at a Port Macquarie health facility after a COVID positive woman and her three children were stopped by police on a train at Kempsey train station on September 11.
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