After Sainte-Odile elementary school in Montreal and Cœur-Immaculé elementary school in Sherbrooke, Saint-Émile elementary school in Montreal is temporarily closing its doors due to the number of COVID-19 cases.
In an email sent Wednesday afternoon and that The duty obtained, the principal of the establishment Alexandre Lavoie explains that the school is in “preventive closure”.
“Over the past 14 days, several students at your school have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19. The rapid increase in the number of positive cases declared in the school environment leads us to recommend the switch to distance education for all students until Monday, September 27, 2021 inclusively in order to allow an in-depth analysis of the epidemiological situation of your school ”, writes for its part the DRSP, in a communication to parents that The duty consulted.
Several students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few days. Seven classes had already been closed by the Regional Directorate of Public Health (DRSP), according to an email dated Tuesday sent to parents, which The duty consulted. “The DRSP considers, despite the increase in positive cases, the situation in control”, it is written.
Further details will follow.