Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Rideau Public School, located on Dundas Street in downtown Kingston.
According to KFL&A Public Health, the outbreak was declared today, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 and involves two student cases. Although the LDSB lists three cases as having been detected today and two cases detected within the school on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, KFL&A Public Health explained that in three of the student cases, transmission occurred outside the school, so they are therefore not linked to the outbreak.
As a result of the outbreak, one cohort and one bus cohort are isolating. While the school remains open, visitors to the school are now restricted.
The outbreak is one of four current outbreaks within the LDSB, with an outbreak declared at R.G. Sinclair Public School on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 (there are now no active cases in that outbreak), an outbreak declared at Molly Brant Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 (there are now no active cases in that outbreak), and an outbreak declared at Perth Road Public School on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 (there are three active cases currently in that outbreak).
There are currently 31 active cases within the LDBS, according to the Board’s active COVID-19 listings, though not all cases are associated with outbreaks.