Nova Scotia’s Eskasoni First Nation closes schools as COVID-19 cases spike – Global News

March 31, 2022

The Eskasoni School Board has cancelled classes for all students and staff until April 19 as the First Nation grapples with rapidly rising COVID-19 numbers.

The school board posted statements on its social media accounts on Wednesday evening, saying the closures were effective immediately and are “in light of the recent rise in the number of cases of COVID-19.”

The school board runs the Eskasoni Elementary and Middle School, the Allison Bernard Memorial High School, the Eskasoni Immersion School and the Unama’ki Training & Education Centre.

‘Whole families’ getting sick

“We’ve been tracking the uptick in cases over the past week or so, and it’s gotten to the point where most of the students were out, and a lot of the staff were out as well,” said Elizabeth Cremo, the director of education for the Eskasoni School Board, in an interview.

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