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School boards report nearly 100 active cases of COVID-19 on Friday

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School boards in the Sudbury districts reported another increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students and staff on Friday.

In addition to the newly reported cases, one new COVID-19 outbreak was declared at a local school and students on a number of shared school bus routes have been directed to self-isolate by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSC Nouvelon) declared an outbreak at École St-Dominique in Sudbury on Thursday evening.

Prior to the declaration of the outbreak, the school was closed due to COVID-19 exposures.

There are currently 99 cases of COVID-19 confirmed at schools in the district, excluding the case reported by CSC Nouvelon at École Notre-Dame-du-Sault in Sault St. Marie.

The Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) recently reported new cases of COVID-19 at McLeod Public School, Lockerby Composite School, and Adamsdale Public School.

Four classes have been directed to self-isolate by public health as a result of the confirmed cases, but all of the schools remain open for in-person learning at this time.

Students on a number of shared bus routes have also been directed to self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposures. The affected school bus routes include AM and PM L262, AM N516, and AM L135.

These school bus routes serve students from Lockerby, Northeastern Elementary School, and Chelmsford Valley District Composite School.

The school board is currently monitoring three COVID-19 outbreaks at Redwood Acres Public School (nine active cases), R.L. Beattie Public School (eight), and Ernie Checkeris Public School (four).

More information about the affected schools, classrooms, and school bus routes is available on RDSB’s website.

The school board is currently reporting 42 active cases of COVID-19 in students and staff compared to 39 cases on Thursday.

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) is reporting 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students and staff.

According to the school board’s website, 15 classes have been “closed” as a result of COVID-19 exposures, but all schools remain open for in-person learning.

SCDSB is also monitoring three active COVID-19 outbreaks at St. Anne (three active cases), St. Charles College (five), and Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School (nine).

CSC Nouvelon is currently reporting 27 active cases of COVID-19, including 26 in the Sudbury district.

One new case was identified at École Ste-Marie in Azilda on Thursday. Public health has directed the Grade 7 and 8 classes to self-isolate as a result of the new case.

The school board also declared a new outbreak at École St-Dominique.

Five CSC Nouvelon schools remain closed due to COVID-19 exposures, including École St-Pierre, École St-Augustin, École St-Antoine, and École Sainte-Anne in Spanish.

The school board is monitoring four active COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario is still reporting four active cases of COVID-19 at École publique de la Rivière-des-Français in French River.

Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star

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