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Etobicoke elementary school closes after COVID outbreak declared

A photo of École élémentaire Micheline-Saint-Cyr in Etobicoke. Google Streetview

Toronto Public Health says it has closed a school in the city’s west end due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The local public health unit said students and staff at École élémentaire Micheline-Saint-Cyr on Forty First Street, near Lake Shore Boulevard West, in south Etobicoke will be closed to in-person learning starting Wednesday.

“We are recommending a whole school dismissal as a precautionary measure to protect staff, students and the community from further COVID-19 transmission within the school,” Toronto Public Health said.

Read more: Toronto school moving to remote learning as COVID-19 cases investigated

Toronto Public Health said it has notified close contacts and have asked them to stay home, monitor for symptoms and get tested for the virus.

A return to school date was not released but TPH said it would work with the school to determine when in-person learning can resume.

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In addition, TPH said a COVID-19 outbreak has also been declared at Danilack Middle School in North York and Military Trail Public School in Scarborough. However, both school

 

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