Nine new school cases (Apr 25 2021)

Nova Scotia is reporting nine new schools with COVID-19 connected cases today, April 25. 

The following schools will remain closed to students until Thursday, April 29: 
— Jubilee Elementary, Sydney Mines 
— Bedford South School, Bedford 
— Chebucto Heights Elementary, Halifax 
— Joseph Howe Elementary, Halifax 
— Oxford School, Halifax 

A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the closure. Families will receive an update on Wednesday, April 28.  

The following schools are within a family of schools that is already closed until May 10:  
— Atlantic View Elementary, Lawrencetown 
— Brookhouse Elementary, Dartmouth 
— Cole Harbour District High, Dartmouth
— Nelson Whynder Elementary, North Preston 

These schools will also undergo a deep cleaning. 

Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of these 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. No self-isolation is required, unless people have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms. 

Information about all COVID-19 cases connected to public schools can be found at: . 

Source: Release #notw

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