On October 25, KFL & A Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at RG Sinclair Public School. The outbreak has prompted the school to restrict visitors for the time being.
The statement comes as a result of two students testing positive for COVID-19 this afternoon. A class cohort was asked to isolate themselves when the statement was made.
In the week leading up to this, three other members of the school tested positive for the virus, including a staff member on October 24. The outbreak is directly related to the positive case of October 24.
According to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, “An outbreak is declared in a school once it has been determined that two people have tested positive for COVID-19 with an epidemiological link in a period of 14 days.”
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.
RG Sinclair Public School is the only known Limestone District School Board school to have positive COVID-19 cases at this time. Today 17 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Kingston.