Positive Case of COVID-19 at Newburgh

Positive Case of COVID-19 at Newburgh
Posted on 10/09/2021
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KFL&A Public Health has identified a student at Newburgh Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is isolating at home, and they are following directives from KFL&A Public Health. In the interests of maintaining privacy, the board will not identify people that have received positive COVID-19 tests.

Affected members of the school community have been notified. At this time, one cohort has been directed to isolate, and the school remains open.

The school and board are working with KFL&A Public Health to identify cohorts of students, staff and others who may have been in close contact with the COVID-19 positive person at school. Not all students or staff will be affected by a positive case. A positive case at a school does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community or outside of the KFL&A region.

The school will clean and disinfect all areas where the individual may have been, and will work with KFL&A Public Health to develop a plan to protect all members of the school community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, the board has posted this information on its website. The board will continue to follow the directions of KFL&A Public Health who has the responsibility to manage confirmed cases of COVID-19.

KFL&A Public Health, the school and board are taking all necessary steps to prevent further spread of the virus both in the schools and the community. As always, the health and safety of students, staff and the school community remain our priority.

KFL&A Public Health Notice to Newburgh School Community

Please visit the 
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases webpage for a list of current cases.