COVID-19 cases at Milton and Burlington schools already resulting in classroom closures

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Published September 14, 2021 at 12:22 pm

After just one week of students being back at school, the Halton District School Board (HDSB) is already reporting cases of COVID-19 in Milton and Burlington.

It was recently confirmed by the HDSB that one staff member at Craig Kielburger Secondary School in Milton had COVID-19 which caused a classroom closure.

The HDSB also confirmed that a student at Burlington Central Elementary School tested positive for the virus which also caused a classroom to be closed.

Additionally, according to the Board, a student at Viola Desmond Public School in Milton had COVID-19, but the case did not result in a classroom closure.

There have been no school closures as a result of these cases of the virus.

While these positive cases have been reported, the Board stated that it does not necessarily mean that the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school.

“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,” stated the Board.

The Board also stated that for all confirmed cases of the virus, only the families with children in the impacted classroom or cohort and staff at the school will be notified via email.

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