COVID-19 outbreak declared at J.R. Henderson Public School in Kingston

J.R. Henderson Public School, a Limestone District School Board elementary school in Kingston’s west end. Photo via Google Maps.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared an COVID-19 outbreak at J.R. Henderson Public School, located on Henderson Boulevard in Kingston’s west end.

According to Public Health, there are currently five active cases of COVID-19 at the elementary school, where an outbreak was declared on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. According to the listing of active COVID-19 cases within Limestone District School Board (LDSB) schools, the first case of COVID-19 was detected at the school on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, with another case detected on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, and three cases reported on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2021.

As a result of these cases, three class cohorts and one bus cohort are already currently isolating, according to the LDSB. While the school remains open, visitors to the school are restricted.

The J.R. Henderson outbreak is one of 6 outbreaks currently taking place within the LDSB, with 19 LDSB schools currently reporting active cases. These outbreaks involve 49 total student and/or staff cases of the virus, and 16 LDSB schools have reported detected cases since Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

As of Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, there are over 300 active cases of COVID-19 in the KFL&A region.

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