New case of COVID-19 at Glengarry District High School; school operating as usual

ALEXANDRIA — A second confirmed case of COVID-19 at Glengarry District High School has been announced today. Parents and guardians were notified this afternoon that an individual associated with the school has tested positive for the virus, says the Upper Canada District School Board.

The school will be open tomorrow, says the Board, which similarly allowed the school to operate after an individual tested positive on Feb. 11.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) worked closely with the school and determined that there has been no exposure at the school. Both the school and health unit are taking all necessary steps to prevent the further spread of the virus in the school and in the community.

The health unit encourages everyone to continue to follow public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and monitor for symptoms carefully.
Testing for COVID-19 is not recommended, unless you are experiencing symptoms or have been directed to get tested by public health. If symptoms develop, immediately self-isolate, contact the health unit and get tested at a local assessment centre.

The health unit and the school board do not release details about a COVID-19 case in a school directly to the public.

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

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