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Outbreak declared at Glengarry District High School following three positive COVID-19 cases

Since the first case of the virus was announced on February 11, two more individuals have tested positive — although it's not known if the cases are among students or staff.
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Glengarry District High School. (Photo/Google Maps)

An outbreak has officially been declared at Glengarry District High School after three individuals at the school tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, the high school’s first positive case of the virus was confirmed on February 11.

An outbreak is declared when two or more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, the health unit says.

The unit adds it is working closely with the school and is actively communicating with students and staff who have been identified as possible close contacts through high-risk exposures.

A closure of the school is not necessary at this time, the EOHU says.

The school will be open and operating on its regular schedule on Monday, February 22.

The health unit and the school board did not — and will not — release further details about the cases in schools directly to the public.

So, it is not known if the cases are among the student body, staff or both.

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