EbeneMagazine – CA – Rainbow Council Confirms Second Case of COVID-19 at Lo-Ellen Park High School in Sudbury

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Lo-Ellen Park High School announced that a student tested positive for COVID-19 There are currently eight active cases in the PHSD catchment area

John Lappa / The Sudbury Star

The Rainbow District School Board confirmed a second case of COVID-19 in a student at Lo-Ellen Park High School on Saturday

This is also the second known case in a Greater Sudbury school since elementary and high school students returned in September No positive test among staff has been announced

« Public Health Sudbury and Districts has informed the Rainbow District School Board that a second confirmed case of COVID-19 is impacting Lo-Ellen Park High School, » Rainbow Council said in an open letter to parents and guardians on its website on Saturdays

« The person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is currently self-isolating and is being monitored by Public Health Sudbury and Districts »

Although the situation is evolving, the council said, public health has indicated that there is no evidence of transmission at the school at this time and that the school remains open, but students in two classes were asked to isolate themselves until Nov 4

These students, their parents and guardians as well as relevant staff have been informed by the school, the board said, and the health unit will directly contact all parents and guardians of the students and all school staff. who have been identified as close contacts

Those not directed at self-isolation have been reminded that just passing through an infected person in the hallway is not considered close contact and the risk of spreading the virus in this way is weak

Parents and guardians have been urged to continue using the COVID-19 screening tool for children in school and in child care available at covid-19ontarioca / school screening to monitor symptoms and follow the instructions provided, and follow the COVID-19 prevention measures:

– Wear a mask in indoor and outdoor public spaces, especially when the physical distance of two meters cannot be maintained

« We continue to work closely with public health as we implement ongoing health and safety protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19, including improved cleaning and disinfection, » said Rainbow Board of Directors said in letter « We remind parents / guardians to screen their children daily for symptoms of COVID-19

« As always, we will closely monitor our school population for any signs of COVID-19, remain vigilant and follow public health advice »

Public health continues to investigate the situation at Lo-Ellen Park, the board said, and if other risks to the school community are identified, they may impose additional measures

Anyone with questions regarding COVID-19 or the measures taken to combat COVID-19 have been invited to visit wwwphsdca / COVID-19 or contact Sudbury and Districts Public Health at 705-522-9200, ext. 524, or toll free at 1-866-522-9200

To read or download the full letter to parents and guardians published on Saturday, visit wwwarc-en-cielca / wp-content / uploads / 2020/10 / Letter-Parents-Confirmed-Case-Oct-24pdf

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