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Outbreak declared at Kingston elementary school

Update (Friday, Nov. 13, 2020):

On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board announced that KFL&A Public Health had identified two new cases of COVID-19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School. There are now six active cases of the virus within the faculty and student body at the school.

“Please note that this was not a school transmission,” the school board said in a press release.

“The school board and public health remain in contact with students, staff and families for additional information.”

Original article:

The Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) now confirms that an outbreak has been declared at one of its Kingston area schools.

The declaration of outbreak at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School comes about on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 due to a new, single case of COVID-19. It follows the previous discovery of three COVID-19 cases at the school. At that time, KFL&A Public Health had not declared an outbreak at the school, due to the results of contact tracing on those three initial cases.

In a letter to families, ALCDSB say they are working closely with KFL&A Public Health to identify cohorts of students and staff who may have been in close contact with the COVID-19 positive case at the school.

The school has been participating in remote learning, and will continue to do so until at least Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

All families at the school have received information from the School Board and KFL&A Public Health. Information will continue to be posted on the Board website: http://www.alcdsb.on.ca/

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