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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Welborne Avenue Public School

Welborne Avenue Public School, a Limestone District School Board elementary school in Kingston’s west end. Photo via school website.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Welborne Avenue Public School, located in Kingston’s west end.

According to data from KFL&A Public Health, the outbreak was actually declared on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, however, it was not listed on the local Health Unit’s COVID-19 Dashboard until Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. The outbreak involves two cases, both of which are currently active. Despite that, the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) active COVID-19 case listings states there are three active COVID-19 cases at Welborne, with the first case detected on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, and one case detected per day in the following two days. All of the cases are among students within the same cohort.

The school remains open, but visitors have been restricted at this time.

Welborne is one of three area schools to have COVID-19 outbreaks declared (publicly) on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, with two schools declaring outbreaks the day before. Currently, there are eight schools within the LDSB with declared outbreaks, and 56 active cases of COVID-19 within the board. In the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB), three schools within KFL&A have declared outbreaks, and there are over nine cases of COVID-19 within the board locally, though the not all numbers are provided for schools where active outbreaks are occurring.

There are currently 24 active outbreaks in KFL&A and 78 active COVID-19 cases associated with those outbreaks.

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