Positive Cases of COVID-19 week of Dec. 20

Limestone Learning Foundation
Positive Cases of COVID-19 week of Dec. 20
Posted on 12/20/2021
Image of COVID-19 graphicKFL&A Public Health has notified the Limestone District School Board of positive cases of COVID-19 at the following area schools for the week of December 20-24, 2021:

 

  • One staff member at LCVI on Dec. 24. This resulted some staff entering self-isolating but no impact on students.
  • One student at Napanee District Secondary School on Dec. 23: this resulted in two cohorts being directed to self-isolate. The school remains open.
  • One student at a district LINKS program on Dec. 22: this case was already self-isolating, no further action will be required.
  • Three students at LaSalle Intermediate and Secondary School on Dec. 22: cases were already isolating so no further impact on school community.
  • One student at The Prince Charles School on Dec. 24. This resulted in one new cohort being directed to self-isolate. Two students on Dec 22: this resulted in two class cohorts being directed to self-isolate.
  • One student at Rideau Public School Dec 21: No risk to school community.
  • One staff member at Frontenac Secondary School on Dec. 22: this results in two cohorts directed to self-isolated, and an outbreak is declared. One student at Frontenac Secondary School on Dec. 21: one new cohort directed to self-isolate.
  • One student at Cataraqui Woods Elementary School on Dec. 22 and one student on Dec. 21: No impact on school community because case was already isolating, and school pivoted to remote virtual learning.
  • One staff member at Amherstview Public School on Dec. 20: case resulted in several staff directed to self-isolate. No impact on students/families because of pivot to remote learning week of Dec. 13. Outbreak declared Dec. 17.
  • One student at Ernestown Secondary School on Dec. 20: two class cohorts directed to self-isolate.
  • One student at James R. Henderson Public School on Dec. 20: cases was already self-isolating, no further impact on school community.
  • One student at Harrowsmith Public School on Dec. 21: This case was already isolating so no new impact on school community. Two students and one staff member on Dec. 20: this resulted in two cohorts directed to self-isolate.
  • One student at W.J. Holsgrove Public School on Dec. 22: case already isolating, no further impact on school community. One student and 1 staff member  on Dec. 20: student case has no new impact because cases was already isolating. Staff case resulted in a couple of other staff to enter self-isolation.
  • Two students at Kingston Secondary School on Dec. 20: cases were already self-isolating, no further impact to school community. Outbreak declared Dec. 12.
  • One student at Lancaster Drive Public School on Dec. 20: case poses no risk to school community.
  • One student at Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute on Dec. 20: this resulted in two cohorts directed to self-isolate. Dec. 15 outbreak declared. 
  • One student at Molly Brant Elementary School on Dec. 20: this case was already isolating, so no new impact on school community. Outbreak status remains in effect.
  • Two students at Polson Park Public School on Dec. 22: cases were already isolating so no further impact. One student on Dec. 20: This case was already self-isolating, no broader impact on the school community. Outbreak declared Dec. 4.
  • Outbreak declared at Sydenham High School on Dec. 21: school will remain open, however visitors will be restricted. One student on Dec. 21 and one student on Dec. 20.: no risk to school community.
  • One student at Storrington Public School on Dec. 20: case was already isolating, no further impact on school community. Outbreak declared Dec. 7.
  • One student at Welborne Avenue Public School on Dec. 22: no impact on school community. Two students on Dec. 21: cases were already isolating so no further impact on school community. One student and one staff member on Dec. 20: both cases already in self-isolation, no further impact on school community. Outbreak declared Nov. 29. 
  • An additional student in the same cohort tested positive on Dec. 21 as a result an outbreak is declared. One student on Dec. 20: this case was already self-isolating, no new impact on school community. 

In cases where it has been determined that there is no risk to students or staff, cohorts are not required to isolate and the schools will remain open. 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.

All families should continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and screen students daily as most cases of COVID-19 are acquired in the home setting. KFL&A Public Health is also asking families to use the extended symptom list for monitoring symptoms:
Fever (37.8°C/100°F) and/or chills 
Cough or barking cough
Shortness of breath
Decrease or loss of taste or smell
Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea 
Fatigue 
Muscle aches and pain
Sore throat
Difficulty swallowing
Runny or stuffy nose
Abdominal pain
Headache
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Decreased or lack of appetite

Cases in schools must be reported locally and provincially. We are sharing this information with you to ensure you have accurate information. No further information will be released to maintain privacy.

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

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