The health unit closes Cornwall, Ontario. school for a week due to COVID-19 | The Canadian News

The Canadian High District School Board has announced the closure of one of its schools due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

According to a board press release sent Sunday, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit closed Viscount Alexander Public School in Cornwall until at least September 20 to limit further spread of COVID-19 within the school and the community.

The Upper Canada board sent notices to parents at four other schools warning them that a case of COVID-19 had been detected at their son’s institution.

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Pleasant Corners Public School and Vankleek Collegiate Institute, both in Vankleel Hill, South Edwardsburg Public School in Johnston and St. Lawrence Secondary School in Cornwall have a positive case of COVID-19 identified as of Sunday.

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All the schools mentioned above will remain open.

“The Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit have conducted assessments to determine those within schools who may have had a high-risk exposure and are actively communicating with those individuals,” he said. board.

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