Special Message from the Director of Education

Dear Waterloo Catholic Community –

Today we sit on the one year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a pandemic and tomorrow will mark one year since we were told we were going to have an extended March Break, that ultimately became our first lockdown. A great deal has happened since then and as a community it is my sincere hope that as you look back on this past year, there are some moments of hope and joy that you can identify. There can be absolutely no denying that the year has brought hardship and challenges to virtually everyone, but they have not been felt equally. Some of us will have suffered more than others, will have been impacted more than others, and some will have truly struggled to find the path forward.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available for Students & Staff

Free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for all asymptomatic (those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms) students and staff is available as follows:

Saturday, March 13th, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
185 Myers Rd., Cambridge

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Sunday, March 14th, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Jacob Hespeler Secondary School
355 Holiday Inn Dr, Cambridge

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It is recommended that you register ahead of time at: my.thrive.health


If you are unable to pre-register, participants are welcome to walk-in to the location during the allocated testing time.


 The test process is very simple and safe, and the collection site will be staffed by professionals who will be following a multitude of safety processes.

LifeLabs uses a swab similar to a Q-tip, that is inserted into the front part of the nostril and rotated for fifteen seconds (per nostril). After the sample is collected, the test results will then be available within 24-48 hours on the my.thrive.health website.

If an OHIP number has been provided at the time of check-in/registration, results will also be uploaded to https://covid19results.ehealthontario.ca:4443/agree

Thank you for helping us keep the St. Gregory the Great community safe and healthy so that we can avoid any further disruption from the COVID-19 virus!

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