Students at Ernestown Secondary school dismissed early after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

KFL&A Public Health has been notified that a staff member at Ernestown Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19.

Two classroom cohorts and several staff are considered “close contacts” because of this exposure and there is a chance they could develop COVID-19. Close contacts must follow instructions provided by KFL&A Public Health which may include isolating, testing and monitoring for symptoms.

Given the scope of potential high-risk contacts related to this case, the school will transition to virtual learning for the remainder of Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, 2021. All families are being asked to pick up their students as soon as possible from the main entrance at the school. Staff will remain on site until all students are safely picked up.

Families will receive more information from their students’ classroom teachers or school administration regarding virtual learning. Families should carefully read the directions provided in this KFL&A Public Health Notice to ESS School Community. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this situation.

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

Cases in schools must be reported locally and provincially. We are sharing this information with you to ensure you have accurate information. No further information will be released to maintain privacy.

Please visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases. This brings total of current active cases in LDSB to seven (cases are removed from the website once public health has deemed them resolved and the students can return to school).

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