Two schools under the Upper Canada District School Board have been notified of at least one positive COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, forcing one school to declare an outbreak status.
On Friday, students were notified that at least one individual at the following schools tested positive for the virus:
- Viscount Alexander Public School in Cornwall
- Maynard Public School in Maynard
Both schools remain open.
With another individual testing positive for COVID at Maynard Public School, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has declared an outbreak, however, there was no additional exposure within the school.
An outbreak is declared when two or more individuals have tested positive for the virus, at least one of which is linked to possible transmission at the school.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the Leads, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit have done assessments to determine those within the schools who may have had a high-risk exposure, and are actively communicating with those individuals.
Due to privacy reasons, the health units and the school board will not disclose if the cases are among staff or students.