Fort Erie public school that had COVID-19 outbreak sees numbers drop quickly

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Published November 12, 2021 at 12:47 pm

At this time last week, John Brant Public School in Fort Erie had a serious COVID-19 outbreak in the school – 11 cases and seven closed classrooms. The single school represented nearly half the cases for all other District School Board of Niagara schools combined.

Today (November 12), the school has just one case and one closed classroom so it’s in same situation faced by a small handful of DSBN schools.

However, it got so bad last week that the Niagara Regional Public Health set up a two-day clinic in the community, offering free virus testing to students and parents.

In a letter penned by Associate Medical Officer of Health Azim Kasmani, he told parents, “Together with the (District School Board of Niagara), we are committed to supporting our community and well-being of families and students during this challenging time.”

The clinics were set up at nearby Crystal Ridge Community Centre last Thursday and Friday late afternoon to evening.

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