COVID-19 outbreak declared at Truedell Public School

Truedell Public School, located in Kingston’s west end. Photo via school website.

With three active cases of COVID-19 among students there, an outbreak has been declared at Truedell Public School, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.

The outbreak was declared on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, four days after the first case of COVID-19 was detected among the student body. The first case resulted in one class cohort and one bus cohort being dismissed to isolate. A second case was detected on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, according to the active COVID-19 case listing provided by the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), resulting in another class cohort isolating. And the third case was detected on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, and is a new case within the same cohort, according to the LDSB.

Currently, Truedell Public School, which is located in the Bayridge area of Kingston’s west end, remains open, but visitors are restricted at this time.

There are currently 47 active cases of COVID-19 within the LDSB, including four outbreaks besides the one at Truedell. Those outbreaks are at Calvin Park Public School, Centennial Public School, Molly Brant Elementary School, and Perth Road Public School (which has no active cases, but has not reached the two week point without any new cases detected as of yet).

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