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LDSB: Two Bath PS students test positive for COVID-19, no risk to school

Bath Public School on Church Street in Bath. Photo via Google Maps.

According to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified that two students at Bath Public School have tested positive for COVID-19.

“It has been determined that this case (sic) 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,” the LDSB said in a press release on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.

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,” the LDSB said.

“Families should continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and screen students daily as most cases of COVID-19 are acquired in the home setting.”

All cases of COVID-19 in schools must be reported locally and provincially, and the LDSB shares this information publicly to ensure the dissemination of accurate information, the board said.

There are currently six total active cases within the LDSB.

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