A STUDENT at Girls’ College High School in Bulawayo has tested positive for Covid-19 just days after attending a dinner dance organised by the school.
Girls’ College principal Mrs Lesley Ross told parents in a letter that an attendee to an Upper Sixth Leavers Dinner Dance held last week tested positive for Covid-19.
“As you know, on Thursday 19th November Girls’ College held a Leavers Dinner Dance for our U6 Leavers. The event was held in a large open venue and numbers of both guests and staff working at the event were kept below 100. Unfortunately, since the dance one of the attendees has tested positive for Covid 19,” read the letter.
She added that they were not sure as yet whether this person contracted it before or after the dance, but the school however, recommended that as a precaution all U6 students and their partners who attended the dance, staff and other people working at the dance to follow the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.
Mrs Ross said that as far as the rest of the school is concerned, they were hopeful that the virus has been contained within the U6 group as they had for the most part finished their exams and left school and hostels some time before the dance.
“However, the school continues to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and students,” she said.