Positive Cases of COVID-19 Nov. 23

Positive Cases of COVID-19 Nov. 23
Posted on 11/07/2021
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KFL&A Public Health identified three cases of COVID-19 in students at Rideau Public School on Nov. 23, however, it has been determined these cases pose no risk to the school community.

Instances when a positive case in a school poses no risk to the school include:

  • The case is learning or teaching virtually and has not been in the school.
  • The case was already isolating and not attending school because they were previously identified as a close contact of a case.
  • The case was not present at the school when they were infectious. 
This brings the total number of cases at the school to three. The school remains open at this time.

All affected students are isolating at home and following directives from KFL&A Public Health. In the interests of maintaining privacy, the board will not identify people that have received positive COVID-19 tests.

The school and board are working with KFL&A Public Health to identify cohorts of students, staff and others who may have been in close contact with the COVID-19 positive person at school. Not all students or staff will be affected by a positive case. A positive case at a school does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community or outside of the KFL&A region.

The school will clean and disinfect all areas where the individual may have been, and will work with KFL&A Public Health to develop a plan to protect all members of the school community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, the board has posted this information on its website. The board will continue to follow the directions of KFL&A Public Health who has the responsibility to manage confirmed cases of COVID-19.

KFL&A Public Health, the school and board are taking all necessary steps to prevent further spread of the virus both in the schools and the community. As always, the health and safety of students, staff and the school community remain our priority.

Please visit the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases.