A student at Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion’s Head tested positive for COVID-19 but the region’s medical officer of health says no transmission in the school has been found and no outbreak has been declared there.
As Dr. Ian Arra spoke late Saturday afternoon, public health contact tracers were making their way through a list of potential school contacts, he said. He said it’s still possible a school outbreak could be called, depending on the results of the tracing.
It’s not believed she caught the bug in the school, due to surveillance data collected by the school in days prior to the positive test result, Arra said.
Potential exposure in the school was limited to one class, Arra said. As a conservative precaution, students in that class will have to isolate, typically for 14 days. That’s not necessarily going to be required of the teachers or other school staff, depending on their risk assessment.