COVID-19 outbreak declared at Holy Name Catholic School

As the number of current COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region continue to climb, so, too, do the outbreaks in area schools.

Holy Name Catholic School, located just off Highway 15 in Kingston’s east end. Photo via Google Maps.

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, KFL&A Public Health declared an outbreak at Holy Name Catholic School, one of six active outbreaks in local schools. The outbreak involves two student cases, according to Public Health, while the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board simply states that an outbreak has been declared at the school in their online active COVID-19 case data. According to that data, the first COVID-19 case at Holy Name was detected on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021.

“With regards to the school to outbreaks, the main thing that I wanted to convey to the public is the reassurance to parents that students who have not been asked to self-isolate are safe to attend in-person classes,” Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, said with regard to outbreaks in area schools in a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

The outbreak is one of two within the ALCDSB, with the other – also declared today – at St. Francis of Assisi. There are four outbreaks that currently remain listed as ‘active’ within the Limestone District School Board.

Kingstonist will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.

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