Niagara Regional Public Health sends clinic to test ailing Fort Erie public school students and families

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Published November 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm

The outbreak of COVID-19 cases at one Fort Erie public school was bad enough that the Niagara Regional Public Health set up a two-day clinic in the community, offering free virus testing to students and parents.

John Brant Public School contracted 11 cases as of today (November 5) and has shut down seven classrooms.

In a letter (shown below) 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.”

“We want to assure you that it remains safe for children, who have not been instructed to isolate as a case or close contact, to attend school.”

The clinics were set up at Crystal Ridge Community Centre yesterday and today from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

“The clinic will be available to any member of the school community,” Kasmani continued. “Testing is voluntary and is available to those with and without symptoms, as persons can be infected with COVID-19 and may not be symptomatic.”

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