The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is advising parents, students, and school bus drivers of potential exposure to COVID-19 on school bus routes 277 and 278 between September 8 and September 10.
The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board website identifies the schools as Mother St. Bride Elementary and St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Secondary.
It says the cases were identified Saturday and there is one at each school.
Although both schools remain open two cohorts have been closed at Scollard and one at St. Bride.
All high-risk close contacts are being contacted and will be provided with instructions by public health. Not all individuals who were on the bus are considered high-risk close contacts.
The Board says when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 that involves a student or a staff member in a school setting, NPSC will notify parents immediately and post the information to its website..
Anyone who has not been advised by Public Health that they have had a high-risk exposure is considered low-risk. Low-risk contacts should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and are not required to self-isolate. If your child experiences symptoms, even mild symptoms, they should self-isolate and arrange to be tested immediately.
- Fever and/or chills (temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Cough or barking cough (croup)
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease or loss of taste or smell
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Muscle aches and pain
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Abdominal pain
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Decreased or lack of appetite
For more information, visit the Health Unit’s School/Child Care and COVID-19 webpage.