COVID-19 cases in Sudbury-area schools continue to decrease

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The number of active COVID-19 cases at schools in the Sudbury districts decreased for the third day in a row on Wednesday.

According to data posted on local school boards’ websites, there are currently 72 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff in the region.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts declared the COVID-19 outbreaks at Lockerby Composite School and Ernie Checkeris Public School resolved on Tuesday.

School boards are currently monitoring six active outbreaks at local schools in addition to one outbreak on school bus route AM L102.

The Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) reported 22 active cases of COVID-19 in the school population on Wednesday.

Five new cases of COVID-19 were identified at schools in the Sudbury district on Tuesday.

Letters posted to the school board’s website said Public Health confirmed one positive case of COVID-19 at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School. The affected class is Biology (SBI4UO)-01).

The health unit also confirmed two new cases at Algonquin Public School in the Grade 3 class in room 3 and the Grade 6 class in room 26.

Additionally, a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Lasalle Secondary School. This case affected “various” cohorts, including ENG 3C0 – English, SVN 3M0 – Environmental Science, and PAL 30V – Soccer.

Another positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at R.L. Beattie Public School in the Grade 1 class in room 97.

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at R.L. Beattie on Nov. 20 and there are currently 10 active cases associated with this outbreak.

Public Health also declared an outbreak at Valley View Public School on Tuesday. There are two active cases associated with the outbreak.

For more information regarding cases at RDSB schools, visit the school board’s website.

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) reported 27 active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The active cases have been confirmed at nine different schools in the Sudbury district.

According to the school board’s website, 11 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 at Holy Cross Catholic Elementary Schoo, which Public Health declared on Nov. 22.

There are currently 11 active cases associated with this outbreak, and six classes have been closed as a result.

Cases have also been confirmed at St. Charles College, St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, and Bishop Alexander Carter.

For a full list of COVID-19 cases at SCDSB schools, visit the school board’s website.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSC Nouvelon) reported 19 active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Four cases previously confirmed at École St-Dominique in Sudbury and École Sainte-Anne in Spanish have been declared resolved.

There are currently two active cases of COVID-19 at École Ste-Marie in Azilda.

The school board is monitoring three active COVID-19 outbreaks at École St-Antoine in Noëlville (seven active cases), École St-Augustin in Garson (one), and École St-Pierre in Sudbury (six).

CSC Nouvelon previously reported the closure of five schools in the Sudbury district due to COVID-19 exposures, but all classes resumed as of Nov. 30.

The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario (CSPGNO) reported four active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. All cases were previously 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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