‘Small number’ of school Covid 19 cases in Buncrana

Buncrana’s two biggest secondary schools have confirmed they both have ‘small numbers’ of students who have tested positive for Covid 19.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:01 pm

Scoil Mhuire and Crana College spoke to the Journal following online speculation regarding cases at the schools in recent days.

Scoil Mhuire Principal Rosaleen Grant said: “We have a small number of confirmed Covid 19 cases among our 6th year cohort. We have advised a number of students to have a test and the majority of these are returning a negative covid response.

“We continue to liaise with Public Health and we are monitoring the situation carefully. We wish to acknowledge the co-operation of our students, staff and parents on all aspects of our Covid Response Plan.”

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Principal Kevin Cooley of Crana College said: “A small number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported among members of the Crana College school community since the phased reopening on Monday 1st March 2021. School management within Crana College is continuing to liaise with Public Health on the matter and they are monitoring the situation carefully. We are actively following all the advice provided in working towards the sustained phased reopening of our school.

“In September 2020 Crana College introduced a range of measures and protocols set out by the HSE and the Department of Education that were very effective in controlling Covid-19 within our school community. We acknowledge the cooperation and assistance of our staff, students, parents and the wider school community in implementing all the protocols. We will continue to work with Public Health in the phased re-opening of our school.”