Toronto School Moves Toward Remote Learning After 18 COVID-19 Cases Detected – Toronto | The Canadian News

A Toronto Catholic school is temporarily shutting down in-person learning after 18 cases of COVID-19 were detected.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) said Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School, located on Saffron Crescent in Etobicoke, near Highway 427 and Rathburn Road, is retiring effective Monday.

TCDSB spokeswoman Shazia Vlahos said in a statement that 17 COVID-19 cases are among students and one is a staff member.

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“School-wide dismissal is recommended as a precautionary measure to protect staff, students and the community from further transmission of COVID-19 within the school,” Vlahos said.

“School-wide layoffs can last up to 14 days, but the length may vary depending on the investigation.”

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Students and staff will transition to remote learning during the lockdown.

Vlahos said Toronto Public Health reached out to close contacts and asked them to stay home, monitor symptoms and get tested.

The statement said take-home PCR test kits are available to school staff and students.

“The school community has been informed and further updates, including the return date, will be provided once they are available,” Vlahos said.

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