Auckland Regional Public Health Service – 04 March 2020
COVID-19 Information for parents
While a parent of secondary school students has been confirmed as the second COVID-19 case in
Auckland, please be assured there has been no exposure from this case at these schools or any other schools.
There will be concern in school and wider communities, and misinformation circulating through social media.
Here are the facts:
The students did not travel with their parents.
The students have been to school since their parents returned, but they were not infectious.
They did not have, and do not have, any symptoms.
All of the family is in isolation, but the students are well and are at home as a precaution.
Credible, evidence-based information about COVID-19 can be found at the following places:
The Ministry of Health COVID-19 webpage.
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service COVID-19 webpage.
The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 site.
Anyone seeking health-related advice about COVID-19 can also free call Healthline’s dedicated 0800
number: 0800 358 5453.