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Public Health declares an outbreak at St. David Catholic School

There are three cases associated with the outbreak
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St. David Catholic Elementary School. (File)

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at St. David Catholic School in Sudbury. Public Health Sudbury & Districts made the announcement this evening after two new cases of the illness were associated with the school, bringing the total number of cases at St. David to three.

On Monday, Sudbury Catholic District School Board announced one case of COVID-19 at the school. At first, the board dismissed the Senior Kindergarten / Grade 1 class, announcing later in the day the decision had been made to move the entire student body to remote learning as of Jan. 20. 

“In accordance with provincial guidance, an outbreak in a school setting is declared when two or more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 are linked and occur within 14 days of each other,” Public Health stated in a news release. 

“Parents and caregivers are being provided notice of the outbreak and will receive public health guidance. Public Health is working closely with St. David School and school board administrators at Sudbury Catholic District School Board to monitor the outbreak, further limit the spread of infection, and ensure ongoing measures are maintained to protect students and employees.”

Anyone considered a close contact of a case at St. David will be contacted directly by Public Health.

“Public Health will call these parents or guardians, as well as employees, to provide direction.”

You can find more information on the Sudbury Catholic District School Board website.