Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Molly Brant Elementary School.
According to KFL&A Public Health, two individuals at the school have tested positive for COVID-19 with an epidemiological link (meaning these students/staff could have become infected with COVID-19 at school, either from each other or a common source), within a 14-day period.
The outbreak is related to spread in the Grade 1/2 class already isolating due to the first positive case which was identified on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) said that an outbreak was declared following the detection of a second positive case of COVID-19 at the school on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.
According to the school board, affected members of the school community have been notified. One class cohort and one bus cohort have been dismissed and are following the direction from Public Health, LDSB stated.
“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.