Last Updated on October 27, 2021 by YGK News Staff
Update: On October 26th, an additional 5 students tested positive for COVID-19.
On October 25th, KFL&A Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at R.G. Sinclair Public School. The outbreak has prompted the school to restrict visitors for the time being.
The declaration comes as a result of two students testing positive for COVID-19 this afternoon. One class cohort had been asked to isolate when the declaration was made.
In the week leading up to this, three other members of the school tested positive for the virus, including one staff member on October 24th. The outbreak is directly linked to the positive case on October 24th.
According to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, “an outbreak is declared in a school once it has been determined that two individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 with an epidemiological link within a 14-day period.”
The school will clean and disinfect all areas where the individual may have been, and will work with KFL&A Public Health to develop a plan to protect all members of the school community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
17 new COVID-19 cases were identified in Kingston today.