Advertisement

Coronavirus: Students at 3 Kingston-area schools to return to class Tuesday

The Limestone District School Board has confirmed Bath Public School, Ernestown Secondary School and Odessa Public School will reopen for in-person learning on March 30.

The announcement on Monday followed further investigation and testing by KFL&A Public Health into a possible COVID-19 exposure identified on March 27. According to the school board, the health unit has determined that the general school populations at all three facilities are not at risk.

Read more: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for those under 55, NACI says

KFL&A Public Health has issued the following directives to certain students:

  • Bath PS students in the Grade 7/8 class and riders of Bus 154, and their household members, must continue to isolate and follow the direction of KFL&A Public Health.
  • Ernestown SS students in the Grade 10 auto class and riders of Bus 158, and their household members, must continue to isolate and follow the direction of KFL&A Public Health.
  • Odessa PS students who ride Bus 158, and their household members, must continue to isolate and follow the direction of KFL&A Public Health.

Read more: Over 200 Queen’s University medical students volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Story continues below advertisement

A new release from the school board indicates that if students do not belong to one of the above-mentioned class or bus cohorts, and are not a sibling of someone in those cohorts, they no longer need to self-isolate. These students may return to school on Tuesday.

All students and staff at Bath PS, Ernestown SS and Odessa PS were originally asked to self-isolate on March 27 as a result of positive cases of COVID-19 identified in the schools. The Limestone District School Board’s online COVID-19 case tracker indicates that two students at Bath Public School and one student from Ernestown Secondary School tested positive on March 27.

Sponsored content