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First COVID-19 Case Confirmed at French Catholic Elementary School

On Saturday, parents were informed that someone had tested positive for Covid-19 at École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin, which is part of the French Language Catholic School Board or the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE). The notice was sent via email to those affected.

According to the report by the school board, 1 person has tested positive and and 2 classes are currently in isolation. Currently, Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin Catholic Elementary School has no plans of closing.

Over the weekend, the Limestone District School Board has also been informed of a COVID-19 case at Sir John. A MacDonald Public School.

KFL&A Public Health has clarified that “any high risk close contacts will also be instructed to self-isolate. That would include any close contact siblings.

On October 2nd, the School also announced that it would be following new self screening protocols as directed by the Government of Ontario in a Press Release. “This new self-screening tool will be the one used by the Conseil des écoles catholiques de Center-Est, starting tomorrow, Friday October 2, 2020, for students and children. The Ontario government’s self-screening tool thus harmonizes screening practices within the province’s school boards,” the school statement said.

5 new covid-19 cases were announced over the weekend. Three of which are 19 years of age and under, 2 of which are between 20 and 29 years of age. We can only confirm that 2 of these cases belong to an elementary school at this time.

YGK News has reached out to Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE), but has not received comment on the situation.

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