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Positive Case of COVID-19 at secondary school

Limestone Learning Foundation
Positive Case of COVID-19 at secondary school
Posted on 10/29/2020
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KFL&A Public Health has identified one positive, confirmed case of COVID-19 at La Salle Intermediate & Secondary School on October 29, 2020.

The person is isolating at home, and they are following directives from KFL&A Public Health. In the interests of maintaining privacy, the board will not identify the person that has received a positive COVID-19 test.

Affected members of the school community have been notified. At this time, the school remains open.

The school and board is working with KFL&A Public Health to identify cohorts of students, staff and others who may have been in close contact with the COVID-19 positive persons at school, and/or during school transportation (if applicable). Not all students or staff will be affected by a positive case. A positive case at a school does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community or outside of the KFL&A region.

The school will clean and disinfect all areas where the individual may have been, and will work with KFL&A Public Health to develop a plan to protect all members of the school community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, the board has posted the date, school/site location, and number of positive confirmed cases on its website. The board will continue to follow the directions of KFL&A Public Health who has the responsibility to manage confirmed cases of COVID-19, including what happens if an outbreak is declared.

KFL&A Public Health, the school and board are taking all necessary steps to prevent further spread of the virus both in the schools and the community. As always, the health and safety of students, staff and the school community remain our priority.

Please visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Karen Smith, Communications Officer
613-544-6925 x 314 | 613-328-0947 mobile
Jane Douglas
, Communications officer
Communications Officer
613-544-6925 x 311 | 613-328-0916 mobile

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.