The board says Central Public School in Woodstock, Ont., will be closed “due to significant exposure and a high number of students and staff required to quarantine.”
“Effective Wednesday, March 31, 2021, students at Central Public School will temporarily transition from in-person to remote learning until after the end of Spring Break on Monday, April 19,” the board said on the school’s website.
“Classroom teachers will contact families with information for remote learning. The safety of all students, staff, and community members is a priority and decisions related to school closures are not made lightly.”
During the closure, before- and after-school programs are also closed.
The board says Southwestern Public Health will provide “advice and support to the school community.”
According to the TVDSB’s COVID-19 Alerts page, one active case is confirmed at Central Public School.
Elsewhere, one active COVID-19 case was identified at Northridge Public School in London, two at Winchester Street Public School in Woodstock, and three at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas. Those three schools will remain open.
The board says if parents or guardians don’t receive a letter from them indicating that either SWPH or the Middlesex-London Health Unit has identified their child as a close contact, then they are not considered to be at risk.