Update: School to reopen – Positive COVID-19 case results in temporary closure of Centreville PS

Limestone District School Board
Kingstonist file photo of the Limestone District School Board Office.

Update (Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021):
According to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), KFL&A Public Health’s investigation has shown “no further risk to the larger school population at Centreville Public School.

The school will reopen on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021, the Board relayed in a press release on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021.

“Everyone in the Grade 1/2 class and their household members, as well as staff who have been identified as high-risk contacts and their household members, must continue to isolate, and follow the direction of KFL&A Public Health,” the LDSB said.

Those students who are not in the Grade 1/2 class and are not siblings of someone in the Grade 1/2 class no longer needs to self-isolate. These students may return to school on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, accord Board.

“Thank you for your patience as Public Health investigates cases to minimize risk to the school community,” the Board concluded.

To read a copy of the notice from KFL&A Public Health to the Centreville Public School community, click here.

Original article:
All students and staff at Centreville Public School have been directed to isolate pending further investigation into a positive COVID-19 case of a staff member.

The direction to isolate came from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health after the positive case was detected on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021.

All students or staff who attended or worked at Centreville Public School on Friday Mar. 26, Monday, Mar. 29, or Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021 must self-isolate until they hear otherwise, the school said in a press release posted to its website. The school is located in Centreville, Ont. just north of Napanee.

“Public Health will send more messaging after additional investigation has been done,” the school said. “Given the scope of this isolation, Centreville PS will close temporarily, and in-person classes will switch to remote learning until further notice.”

With over 40 per cent of recent COVID-19 cases in the region involving variants of concern, the school, the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), and KFL&A Public Health are taking extra precautions to help reduce the spread of the virus and variants.

“KFL&A Public Health is working with the school to identify cohorts of students and staff who may have been in close contact with the COVID-19 positive person at school or during school transportation, if applicable,” the school said.

To read the notice sent out to the school community from KFL&A Public Health, click here. For a list of the confirmed COVID-19 cases currently within the LDSB, click here.

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