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With 2nd case, COVID-19 outbreak reported at R.L. Beattie P.S.

COVID-19 case also reported at Lasalle Secondary School
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R.L Beattie Public School. (File)

There are more COVID-19 cases at local schools to report this morning, bringing the total to four since the beginning of the school year last week.

Rainbow District School Board is reporting there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Lasalle Secondary School. The board says there is no evidence of transmission at the school at this time, and it remains open for in-person learning.

The staff and students in the Grade 8 class in room 217 have been asked to self-isolate, regardless of vaccination status.

The board is also reporting that a second confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported at R.L. Beattie Public School. An outbreak has also been reported at the school by Public Health Sudbury & Districts, although R.L. Beattie remains open.

An outbreak in a school is defined as two or more COVID-19 cases in students or staff in a school where at least one case have been reasonably acquired their infection at the school.

The outbreak at Beattie school is contained to the class that was dismissed earlier this week.

Earlier this week, Sudbury Catholic District School Board also reported a COVID-19 case at St. Charles College.

Sudbury Student Services Consortium has also posted a number of school bus cancellations as a result of COVID-19 exposures. You can check out the full list on the consortium’s website here.

The consortium tweeted late Wednesday night that students boarding the morning secondary run on route N506 (transporting students from St. Charles College and Collège Notre-Dame) may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Students on this run have been directed by Public Health Sudbury to self-isolate until further notice. The aforementioned bus run has been cancelled.