Nova Scotia reported one additional case of COVID-19 at Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour on Thursday evening.
The province said the new case is a close contact of an earlier reported case at the school.
Halifax Regional Centre for Education has also sent out an e-mail to parents about the new COVID-19 case.
Auburn Drive High and its family of schools will close for the day on Friday, Nov. 20, including:
- Astral Drive Elementary
- Astral Drive Junior High
- Bell Park Academic Centre
- Caldwell Road Elementary
- Colby Village Elementary
- Graham Creighton Junior High
- Humber Park Elementary
- Joseph Giles Elementary.
According to the province, schools will be closed to community bookings from now until Sunday, Nov. 22.
Public health said it will be in touch with close contacts as part of its ongoing investigation and advise of next steps.
“Everyone in a class which a confirmed case attended is being tested and must self-isolate for 14 days. Students will be supported to learn at home,” the province said in a statement.
Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update on the province’s response to COVID-19 on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m.