One more death and additional cases of COVID-19 at the Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury were confirmed on Wednesday, November 25.

Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis said that one additional resident had died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 14 since the outbreak began on October 9.

Five of the new were among residents and one case was in a staff member.

Red Cross and paramedics continue to assist with the outbreak situation at the Prescott and Russell Residence.

As of Wednesday, COVID-19 outbreaks also remained in effect at Russell Meadows Retirement Home and at Woodland Villa in Long Sault.

Casselman school closed, outbreak officially declared due to COVID-19 case

On November 25, Roumeliotis announced that there were two more active cases of COVID-19 at École élémentaire catholique de Casselman Pavillon Sainte Euphémie.  The school is already closed until December 7 after a staff member tested positive earlier this week.  The staff member’s activities and contacts were not limited to a single classroom, but now that there are additional cases, an outbreak has been declared.  Students from the school’s 255 families will be learning online at home until they can return to class.

In addition to the Casselman outbreak, the Government of Ontario list documenting active COVID-19 cases in schools listed cases at the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction as of November 25.  Two or more cases is considered an outbreak unless otherwise stated.

Two students at St. Jude Catholic Elementary School near Vankleek Hill—Not an outbreak due to one of the cases not originating from within the school

One student at École élémentaire publique Rose des Vents in Cornwall

Among licensed childcare facilities under EOHU jurisdiction, an active case of COVID-19 remained in effect in one employee at Kawehnoke Child Care Centre in Akwesasne as of November 25.