COVID-19 outbreak declared at JG Simcoe Public School – Kingston News

JG Simcoe Public School. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at James Graves (JG) Simcoe Public School, located in Kingston’s Rideau Heights neighborhood.

According to KFL & A Public Health, there are four student cases at the school, two of which are linked to the outbreak.

One of the student cases was discovered at the school on November 21, 2021, where a class isolated itself as a result. Two cases were discovered the following day, one of which was already isolated at home, according to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). A fourth case was discovered on November 24th. The school remains open, but visitors are limited.

There are a total of two cohorts from the school who are currently isolating, the LDSB informs.

An outbreak was earlier declared at the school on October 27, 2021.

“KFL & A Public Health works closely with schools to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to prevent further spread of the virus in both school and community. All families should continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and screen students daily as most cases of COVID-19 have been acquired at home, ”the board told the media.

“Cases in schools must be reported locally and provincially. We share this information with you to ensure you have accurate information. No further information will be released to preserve privacy. Please visit COVID-19 Confirmed Case Homepage for a list of current cases. “

There are currently 31 active cases at schools within the LDSB, according to the board.

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