N.S. Health confirms 1 COVID-19 case connected to Citadel High School

Citadel High School in Halifax. Steve Silva / Global News

Nova Scotia Health is investigating one new confirmed case of COVID-19 and said the person who tested positive is connected with Citadel High School in Halifax.

In a letter sent to parents, guardians and staff, public health said that based on their findings, potential exposure to COVID-19 could have happened on Nov. 24.

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In the meantime, Public Health said it will identify anyone who has come into close contact with the case, send a letter to all close contacts as soon as possible and arrange testing for close contacts.

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The province said the school had been closed to students Thursday as a professional development and a virtual parent/teacher day.

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It will also remain closed Friday, Dec. 4 and Monday, Dec. 7.

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“A deep cleaning will take place, and students will learn from home during the closure,” the province said in a press release.

According to the province, students and staff will receive an update Monday.

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