Outbreak declared at Loughborough Public School

Loughborough Public School. Image via the LPS website.

KFL&A Public Health has declared an outbreak of COVID- 19 at Loughborough Public School following the report of a second positive COVID case in a Grade 4 class. This comes after the report of a COVID-19 case at the school earlier this week.

“KFL&A Public Health has reported a second positive case of COVID-19 in a student in the Grade 4 cohort at Loughborough Public School,” said the school in a statement. “Identified students in this Grade 4 cohort are now required to isolate until October 3, returning to school on Monday, October 4, 2021.”

The school says that, as a result of this second positive case, some students have been identified as close contacts because of a bus cohort, and there is a chance they could develop COVID-19.

These affected students, cohorts of school bus 550, are required to isolate and will only return to school as per guidelines outlined by KFL&A Public Health.

“Identified students who are not fully immunized are required to self-isolate (stay home) immediately and can only go out if they require emergency medical care or COVID-19 testing. They should expect to isolate until end of day on October 3, even with negative test results,” the school said.

At this time, the school remains open and classes continue for all other students.

“We recognize that this information may be stressful,” said the school. “KFL&A Public Health and the school are taking all necessary steps to prevent further spread of the virus both in the school and the community.”

KFL&A Public Health continues to work with the school to identify cohorts of students and staff who are affected by the positive cases.

Students who have not received a letter or call from KFL&A Public Health can continue to go to school, if they pass the daily screening.

The school says it also continues to work with KFL&A Public Health to reinforce public health measures with staff and students, including masking, physical distancing, and symptom screening.

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