Positive COVID case closes Six Nations elementary school

SIX NATIONS — A positive COVID case at the school population at one of Six Nations elementary schools has been identified.

School senior officials announced the positive case on Sunday evening in a letter to parents, posted to social media. It did not disclose if the case is a student or staff member of the school.

“Yesterday, Saturday, October 16, 2021, Ohsweken Public Health reported a case of COVID-19 in our school community. Understandably, for privacy reasons the identity of this individual will not be disclosed,” read a letter from the school’s principal and vice-principal.

Ohsweken Public Health will be carrying out an investigation and contact tracing however it is believed there was a low-risk of exposure for students.

In the interest of safety, the school will be closed from October 18-22 and online learning will carry on for all cohorts.

“Ohsweken Public Health is working with the provincial case and contact management in order to reach impacted students and staff as quickly as possible. They will reach out directly by telephone to school staff or parents of students who need to self-isolate as they work through their contact tracing. They will provide further direction and next step to these individuals,” says the school.

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