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St. Charles College dismisses one class until March 2 due to positive COVID-19 test

All children from class that has been dismissed should self-isolate immediately
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St. Charles College has dismissed its R7C class until and including March 2 due to a positive COVID-19 test. (File)

St. Charles College has dismissed its R7C class until and including March 2 due to a positive COVID-19 test.

The Sudbury District Catholic School Board posted a letter to parents and staff on its website on Feb. 20, advising that they had been informed by Public Health Sudbury & Districts that a case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the school.

An outbreak had been declared at St. Charles College earlier this year when two people from the school tested positive for COVID-19. In total, there had been four confirmed cases of the virus at the school that have been declared resolved.

The outbreak was declared on Jan. 27 and on Feb. 9 and all classes were able to resume.

"Public Health Sudbury & Districts is working closely with our school to manage the case. They will directly contact all parents of children and all school personnel who have been identified as close contacts," said the release from the school board.

The SCDSB is asking that all children from the class that has been dismissed self-isolate immediately until March 2, and advising that the children seek COVID-19 testing between Feb. 23-25.

"For the duration of your child’s isolation period, everyone else in your household should stay home except for essential reasons," said the release.

Essential reasons include: attending work/school/childcare and essential errands such as groceries, attending medical appointments or picking up prescriptions