Public Health in Nova Scotia recommends closing Burton Ettinger Elementary School in Halifax for one week to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The school, which is located on Alex Street in the Fairview neighborhood, will be closed to students from tomorrow until November 17.
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Burton Ettinger Elementary has had four notifications of exposure to COVID-19 since last Thursday. On Sunday, new restrictions were introduced at the school, including limiting non-essential visitors and limiting extracurricular activities.
“In recent days, the regional health medical officer has been monitoring the cases in Burton Ettinger and is recommending closure to prevent further spread,” said Dr. Shelley Deeks, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer for health, in a statement from press. shipped Tuesday night.
“I understand this is stressful for families and staff and we are acting quickly to protect the school community.”
The principal will be in contact with staff and families about learning at home, and there will be an update later this week on the reopening plans.
The mobile public health testing unit will be at school tomorrow from 4-8pm. M.
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