COVID-19 outbreak declared at Mississauga secondary school

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Applewood Acres Secondary School, which is currently reporting two active confirmed cases of the virus.

“We have learned that one of the cases with COVID-19 that we are investigating at Applewood Acres Secondary School may have gotten the infection at the school,” said a letter sent to staff and students today (May 14).

“We also learned that some of the cases may be a COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC). These variants can spread very quickly. We know that variants of concern are here in Peel and we are taking the necessary steps to investigate and limit spread.”

The outbreak is restricted to one cohort, and all people identified at risk have been asked to self-isolate at home to prevent spread. Those who weren’t notified by Peel Public Health to self-isolate can continue to attend class.

An outbreak at a school is declared when one person may have been infected at school by another student or staff within 14 days of exposure.

Applewood Acres is currently reporting two active confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three classrooms closed due to COVID-19 exposure.

Despite school closures during the pandemic, Applewood Acres has been allowed to remain open for special education classes.

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