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New cases of COVID-19 in area schools and childcare centres

Increased in COVID-19 cases among students and staff at schools and childcare centres under Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) were reported by school boards and the Ontario government on Thursday, December 10.

The Upper Canada District School Board issued a news release on Thursday evening that an individual at Glengarry District High School had tested positive for COVID-19.  The EOHU is working with school administration and communicating with all individuals who may have had contact with the affected person.  Glengarry District High School remains open and is operating on a normal schedule.

There were also COVID-19 cases at the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction as of December 10.  Two or more cases in a school is an official outbreak, unless otherwise stated.

One student at Laggan Public School

One student at École secondaire publique le Sommet in Hawkesbury

Five students and nine staff members at École élémentaire catholique St-Isidore

Two students at École élémentaire catholique St-Viateur in La Nation

Six students at École élémentaire catholique de Casselman Pavillon Sainte Euphémie

One student at École secondaire catholique de Casselman

One student at Tagwi Intermediate School in North Stormont

One staff member at École élémentaire catholique La Source in North Stormont

One student at École élémentaire catholique Saint-Trinité in Clarence-Rockland

Two students and one staff member at École élémentaire catholique Embrun Pavillon St-Jean/Pavillon La Croisée

One staff member at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in South Glengarry

Two students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic School in Cornwall

One student at North Dundas Intermediate School in Winchester

The following childcare centres under EOHU jurisdiction had cases of COVID-19 as of December 10

One child at Centre éducatif au Jardin des Calins in Limoges

One child at Young Achievers and Where Children Grow-Bishop in Cornwall

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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