Second COVID-19 case reported at Edith Cavell School

Edith Cavell School in Moncton, N.B., in Aug. 2015. Google Maps

A Moncton school is reporting its second case of COVID-19 this week, prompting the school to be closed for the rest of the week.

In a memo distributed to students and their families on Wednesday evening, Edith Cavell School confirmed that a second case of the virus has been connected to the school.

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The school and will be closed on Thursday and students who attend the facility and the Therapeutic Education Support Site (TESS) located at the school will be learning from home for the rest of the week, principal Donna Arsenault wrote in the memo.

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Details such as names of those infected or exposed will not be released to protect the privacy of students and staff.

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Any student or staff member who is a close contact with someone with a confirmed case will be contacted by public health officials and provided further directions.

If parents have not been contacted, then students are encouraged to continue attending school.

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It is the second case of COVID-19 linked to Edith Cavell School with the first being reported on Tuesday.

The public elementary to middle school has around 305 students, according to the website.