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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at South Branch Elementary School
Confirmed case of COVID-19 at South Branch Elementary School
Posted on 11/16/2020

Parents/guardians and staff at South Branch Elementary School received notification over the weekend and today that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has completed its assessment and all individuals with a high-risk exposure have been notified. The situation is being closely monitored, and both the health unit and the school are taking all necessary steps to prevent further spread of the virus in the school and community.

No change to the school schedule or daily operations has been required.

The health unit encourages parents/guardians to continue to use the 
COVID-19 School Screening Tool prior to each school day, as well as follow all regular public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The health unit and the school board do not release details about cases of COVID-19 in schools directly to the public. Following public health protocols, the school board sends out a public notification once the families within the school have been first contacted. More information about COVID-19 cases in UCDSB schools can be found on our COVID-19 Advisory Information page, or on the Government of Ontario website.

Schools report confirmed COVID-19 cases to the provincial government, and it is tracked on their website. It can take up to 24 to 48 hours for the information to be posted, based on the timing of reporting.

Media inquiries can be directed to:

April Scott-Clarke
Manager of Communications
Upper Canada District School Board

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