Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Calvin Park Public School.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, Public Health declared the outbreak, following the identification of a second student case of COVID-19. One student tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, Nov. 11, and a second student case was identified on Saturday, Nov. 13. Sunday, Nov. 14 saw yet more positive cases, two further students and one staff member, according to a release from the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), which brings the total cases at the school to five.
According to the school board, affected members of the school community have been notified. Three class cohorts and two extra-curricular cohorts are isolating, following the direction from Public Health, LDSB stated. The school remains open, however, visitors are restricted at this time.
“The school and board are 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 person at school,” the school board said. “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.”
Visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases in LDSB.