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School boards report a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases in Sudbury area

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School boards in the Sudbury district reported another decrease in active COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

There are just over 50 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff in the region compared to 72 reported yesterday, according to data posted online.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is currently monitoring six active COVID-19 outbreaks at local schools in addition to an outbreak on school bus route L102.

The Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) also reported one new COVID-19 outbreak at Redwood Acres Public School on Dec. 1, but the outbreak is not yet listed on the health unit’s website.

There are currently 25 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff at RDSB schools.

According to a series of letters posted to the school board’s website, the health unit confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday in addition to a COVID-19 exposure on one shared bus route.

An individual who attended the JK class in room 114 at R.L. Beattie Public School tested positive for COVID-19.

Cases have also been confirmed in the Grade 6 class in room 215 at Valley View Public School and in the Grade 2 class in room 4 at Adamsdale Public School.

Students on the morning and afternoon portions of school bus route N435 have been directed to self-isolate due to a COVID-19 exposure. The affected schools include Valley View Public School and Lockerby Composite School.

More information about public health directions related to these exposures can be found on the school board’s website.

RDSB is currently monitoring three active COVID-19 outbreaks at R.L. Beattie Public School (11 confirmed cases), Adamsdale Public School (four), and Valley View Public School (three).

There is at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 at seven RDSB schools in the region.

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) reported 19 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff on Thursday.

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

SCDSB is monitoring one active COVID-19 outbreak Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School. There are currently two active cases associated with the outbreak, and one class remains closed as a result.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSC Nouvelon) reported a significant decrease in active COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The school board reported six active cases of COVID-19 in the region, including one at École St-Pierre in Sudbury, three at École St-Antoine in Noëlville, and two at École Ste-Marie in Azilda, compared to 19 reported Wednesday.

According to the health unit’s website, CSC Nouvelon is monitoring three active COVID-19 outbreaks at local schools.

Outbreaks were declared at École St-Antoine and École St-Pierre on Nov. 20 and at École St-Augustin in Garson on Nov. 21.

The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario reported three active COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

All three cases have been confirmed at École publique de la Rivière-des-Français in French River.

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Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star

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