Charlottetown schools closed following outbreak of COVID-19 – CBC

6 new cases in people under the age of 19 announced Sunday

Sep 12, 2021

In-person classes at West Royalty Elementary School in Charlottetown will be cancelled for at least a week, and others in the family of schools belonging to Charlottetown Rural High School and Colonel Gray High School will be cancelled for at least three days following an outbreak of COVID-19.

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King made the announcement at a news briefing on Sunday.

Dr. Heather Morrison, Prince Edward Island’s chief public health officer, made the decision to suspend classes following six new cases of COVID-19 in people under the age of 19. Four are under the age of 10.

“This is not the news any of us want to hear,” Morrison said.

There will also be a three-day suspension of extracurricular activities for students under the age of 19 in the Charlottetown area, Morrison said.

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