A student at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute (LCVI) has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB).
The Board announced that the case had been detected, and that Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified of the case, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.
“It has been determined that this case poses no risk to students or staff. As such, no cohorts will be required to isolate at this time and the school will remain open,” LDSB said in a media release.
According to the release, instances when a positive case in a school poses no risk to the school include:
- The case(s) is learning or teaching virtually and has not been in the school.
- The case(s) was already isolating and not attending school because they were previously identified as a close contact of a case.
- The case(s) was not present at the school when they were infectious.
“KFL&A Public Health works closely with schools to ensure that necessary steps are taken to prevent further spread of the virus both in the school and the community,” LDSB stated.
The school board asks families to continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and screen students daily as most cases of COVID-19 are acquired in the home setting.
Cases in schools must be reported locally and provincially. No further information will be released to maintain privacy, the school board said. Visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases. The total number of current active cases in LDSB to five. All schools remain open at this time.