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Truedell Public School declares second COVID-19 outbreak

Truedell Public School, located in Kingston’s west end. Photo via school website.

With three active cases of COVID-19 among students there, an outbreak has been declared at Truedell Public School, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.

While the the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) does not currently list the cases at Truedell Public School as an outbreak, the update to the KFL&A Public Health dashboard on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, does list the school as having a current COVID-19 outbreak. The school had a previous outbreak declared on Nov. 23, 2021.

According to the school board, a first COVID-19 case was confirmed at the school on Dec. 10 which resulted in the isolation of one class and one childcare cohort. A further three cases were identified on Thursday, Dec. 16. According to LDSB, these cases were already isolating.

Currently, Truedell Public School, which is located in the Bayridge area of Kingston’s west end, remains open, but visitors are restricted at this time.

There are currently 91 active cases of COVID-19 within the LDSB, just ahead of winter break.

For the most up to date data on COVID-19 in the KFL&A region updated daily, visit the Kingstonist COVID-19 guide.

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