An Etobicoke Catholic school is temporarily closed to in-person learning and activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) said on Twitter that as a result of direction from Toronto Public Health (TPH), Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic School is being temporarily dismissed effective Friday.
The school is located near Kipling Avenue and Dixon Road.
According to the TCDSB website, there are eight active COVID-19 cases among students at the school and two among staff members.
“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,” TPH tweeted.
TPH said close contacts have been notified, asked to stay home, monitor for symptoms and get tested.
A TCDSB statement said students will move to remote learning during the closure.
The closure could last up to 10 days, but it will depend on the investigation, the statement added.
Take-home PCR tests are available at the school for students and staff.