Positive Case of COVID-19 Nov. 24

Positive Case of COVID-19 Nov. 24
Posted on 11/22/2021
Image of confirmed COVID-19 case graphicUpdate Nov. 24, 2021: KFL&A Public Health has been notified that a student at Polson Park Public School tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 24. This student was already isolating at home so there is no risk to the school community.

A different s
tudent tested positive on Nov. 22 and that case was also already isolating so the case poses no risk to students or staff. No cohorts are required to isolate at this time. This brings the total number of cases at the school to two. These cases do not constitute an outbreak as transmission did not happen at school. The school remains open. 

Instances when a positive case in a school poses no risk to the school include:
  • The case(s) is learning or teaching virtually and has not been in the school.
  • The case(s) was already isolating and not attending school because they were previously identified as a close contact of a case.
  • The case(s) was not present at the school when they were infectious.

KFL&A Public Health works closely with schools to ensure that necessary steps are taken to prevent further spread of the virus both in the school and the community.

Families are encouraged to continue to monitor and screen students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 as most cases of COVID-19 are acquired in the home setting. Please continue to follow all public health guidelines which include maintaining physical distance, wearing face coverings, and cleaning your hands frequently.

Cases in schools must be reported locally and provincially. We are sharing this information with you to ensure you have accurate information. No further information will be released to maintain privacy.

Please visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases.