Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 7, connected to Halifax West High in Central Zone.
The school will close to students until Friday, June 11, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. Students will learn from home during the closure beginning Wednesday, June 9.
Families and students will receive an update before June 11.
Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of positive cases and advise of next steps, including testing. Everyone who is a close contact will be notified, tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff be tested for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms. No self-isolation is required while they wait for test results, unless they have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.
Source: Release #notw