Positive Cases of COVID-19 at NDSS

Limestone Learning Foundation
Positive Cases of COVID-19 at NDSS
Posted on 04/19/2021
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KFL&A Public Health has been notified that a student at Napanee District Secondary School tested positive for COVID-19 on April 16, 2021. A second student tested positive on April 17, 2021. Two more students tested positive on April 18, 2021.

This brings the total cases at the school to four active cases. These cases do not constitute an outbreak as transmission did not occur at the school. These cases pose no risk to students or staff and no cohorts are required to isolate. Schools are currently closed to students who are learning remotely.

Instances when a positive case in a school poses no risk to the school include:

  • The case(s) is learning or teaching virtually and has not been in the school.
  • The case(s) was already isolating and not attending school because they were previously identified as a close contact of a case.
  • The case(s) was not present at the school when they were infectious.

KFL&A Public Health works closely with schools to ensure that necessary steps are taken to prevent further spread of the virus both in the school and the community. No further information will be released to maintain privacy.

Cases in schools must be reported locally and provincially and this will continue during remote learning via school and board websites and the board’s social media platforms. Because schools are closed to students and students are learning remotely, notification letters will not be sent to families directly as there is no action required.

Even during remote learning, Public Health encourages everyone to continue to monitor and screen students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 as most cases of COVID-19 are acquired in the home setting. Please continue to follow all public health directives.

Please visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Smith, Communications Officer
613-544-6925 x 314 | 613-328-0947 mobile

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