Outbreak of Chicken Pox at St. George’s Anglican Junior School -NO SCHOOL FROM FEBRUARY 23 TO 26, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016 11:58 PM- George's, Grenada

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, February 22, 2016 –GIS: The Public is hereby advised of an outbreak of Chicken Pox at the St. George’s Anglican Junior School (Hinsey Junior School). The Ministry of Health has confirmed seventeen (17) cases of chicken pox among the students as of Monday, February 22nd, 2016.

In this regard, the Chief Medical Officer has advised that the school be closed for the period Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th February, 2016, so as to facilitate monitoring of all students, and treatment of those affected.

The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development further advises that any and all siblings of all students who attend the St. George’s Anglican Junior School should also remain at home, regardless to what school those siblings attend, as a precautionary measure.

The Ministry of Education appeals to Parents and guardians to observe this advisory and to report any new cases, inclusive of adults in the home, to their nearest Healthcare provider, as efforts are being made to contain the spread of the disease.

The Ministry of Education, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, will endeavour to provide more information as it is made available, including public service announcements of the signs and symptoms of the Chicken Pox.

The public is therefore advised to take the necessary precautionary measures to avoid further outbreaks, as we endeavour to safeguard our nation’s most valuable resource: our people.

The Ministry wishes to apologize for the inconvenience caused and thanks the public for their usual cooperation.






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