2nd Ottawa elementary school closed by COVID-19 outbreak – CBC

Evidence of spread to several cohorts in École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau

Oct 01, 2021

A second elementary school in Ottawa has been closed this week because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said it closed École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau in the Heron Gate area south of downtown out of an abundance of caution.

“Our investigation suggests that there is evidence of spread of COVID-19 to several cohorts in the school,” health officials said in a letter sent to parents Thursday evening.

“OPH will continue to work with the school to monitor the situation to ensure all appropriate outbreak measures are in place.”

The exact duration of the closure isn’t known, but health officials are telling parents to prepare for the school to be shut down for at least 10 days.

The board and OPH each listed seven COVID-19 cases linked to the school in their most recent updates on Thursday: five students and two staff.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/marius-barneau-school-covid-19-outbreak-closed-1.6196032

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