On Friday, the Limestone District School Board confirmed that two student or staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Polson Park Public School and Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute. The school board has indicated that the schools will remain open.
“KFL&A Public Health identified two positive, confirmed case of COVID-19 at schools in the Limestone District School Board on October 9, 2020. One positive case has been identified in a person at Polson Park Public School, and one positive case has been identified in a person at Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute,” a statement said.
The school board has also noted that those affected are currently self-isolating. “These people are isolating at home, and they are following directives from KFL&A Public Health. In the interests of maintaining privacy, the board will not identify the persons that have received positive COVID-19 tests,” the statement said.
This is the second and third cases to be confirmed within the school board. The first case was confirmed on October 3rd at Sir. John A. MacDonald Public School.
Parents were informed today via phone call. The message has told parents that KFL&A will work with the LDSB to locate close contacts. It is not clear how many classes have been affected.
A source has told YGK News that those who were isolating as a result of the recent positive case at Sir John A MacDonald Public School were asked to attend a drive-thru testing site after school today. This test is required in order for students/staff to return to school on Tuesday.
Please note that this is a developing story.