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More confirmed COVID-19 cases at Rainbow schools

Algonquin PS, Walden PS and Lo-Ellen all have one confirmed cases while MacLeod students on a bus route possibly exposed
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Rainbow District School Board (File)Rainbow District School Board is advising parents of more confirmed cases at several schools.

Rainbow District School Board is advising parents of more confirmed cases at several schools.

The school board said in a Feb. 27 letter to parents that Public Health Sudbury and Districts confirmed one case of COVID-19 at Algonquin Road Public School.

The individual is self-isolating and being monitored by the health unit. The school remains open for in-person learners and the school is implementing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting before school resumes.

The Kindergarten class in Room 9 has been asked to self-isolate to and including March 10. Public Health will contact parents and guardians of students and all school personnel who have been identified as close contact. There is no impact on transportation.

Public Health continues to investigate the situation, and if any risks to the school community are identified, they may direct additional measures.

The school board is also advising that MacLeod Public School students on one shared bus route are required to self-isolate due to a possible exposure to COVID-19 not related to the school.

There is no confirmed case of COVID-19 at MacLeod.

The morning elementary run on bus route LW258 is cancelled. The affected students, their parents or guardians, as well as the bus drivers have been notified.

MacLeod Public School remains open for in-person learning and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting is taking place out of an abundance of caution, said the school board. 

The health unit reported one confirmed case of COVID-19 at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School.

The individual is self-isolating and being monitored by the health unit. There is no evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 at the school at this time.

Lo-Ellen Park remains open for in-person learning. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures are taking place.

The Grade 8 B class has been asked to self-isolate to and including March 9.

Lo-Ellen Park students on the afternoon secondary run on bus route L809 and the afternoon secondary run on bus route L881 are also required to self-isolate to and including March 9.

A second possible case tested negative, meaning students in Grade 10 Canadian History and multi-grades physical education can return to school on March 1.

The health unit has also advised the board that one confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported at Walden Public School.

The individual is self-isolating and being monitored. There is no evidence of transmission at the school at this time.

Walden Public School remains open for in-person learning. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures have been implemented.