Alfred Deakin High is the latest Canberra school to be impacted by the pandemic with a positive COVID-19 case confirmed on campus.
The person was at the school while infectious on every day last week Monday 1 – Friday 5 November and on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Health authorities are reminding school communities that unless you’ve been contacted directly from your school and ACT Health, you are free to go about your normal routine.
The confirmation of the positive case makes Alfred Deakin the 17th school campus in the ACT to be impacted by the virus, since the return of students, with the majority of those schools on Canberra’s Southside.
That comes as authorities confirm an illegal house party in Tuggeranong on the eve of Halloween has become a super spreader event with 33 cases now linked to the gathering.
During her weekly update, ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman said that while some schools had detected positive cases, most students were contracting the virus at gatherings outside of the classroom.
Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith on Thursday morning also confirmed that of the 17 impacted campuses, still only 2 have resulted in onward transmission so far.
See the full list of impacted schools online here.