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Two more students test positive for COVID-19 at Kingston schools

KFL&A Public Health has been notified that two students within the Limestone District School Board have tested positive for COVID-19.

One case is from a student at Loughborough Public School and another is from  Module de l’Acadie. This brings the total cases at LPS to 2, while there is one case at Module de L’Acadie.

On September 23rd, it was announced that one class cohort and one bus cohort have been dismissed early and are following public health protocols. One additional class has now been asked to isolate and monitor for symptoms. The school also remains open at this time to all other students and staff.

The board says that there is no requirement for students at Module de L’Acadie to isolate.

“Affected members of the school community have been notified. At this time, the school remains open,” the board said.

Instances when a positive case in a school poses no risk to the school include:
• The case is learning or teaching virtually and has not been in the school.
• The case was already isolating and not attending school because they were previously identified as a close contact of a case.
• The case was not present at the school when they were infectious.

 KFL&A Public Health and the school say that they are taking all necessary steps to prevent further spread of the virus both in the school and the community.

“KFL&A Public Health is working with the school to identify cohorts of students and staff who may be at risk of COVID-19 from this exposure. Not all students will be affected by this situation.”

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