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: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool/case-info .
Source: Release #notw