Less than three weeks into the school year and the number of COVID-19 cases in the Thames Valley is slowly creeping up.
On Tuesday evening, the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) reported single positive cases of the virus at four schools in London. The cases are linked to individuals attending three elementary schools which include Bonaventure Meadows, Lord Elgin and Wilfrid Jury. Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School, which now has two active cases, was also on Tuesday’s list.
All of the schools will remain open the school board said.
“Thames Valley is following all health and safety protocols recommended by both the local public health unit and the Ministry of Education, and schools remain safe places to attend,” a statement sent out from the TVDSB read.
The board added that the health unit investigates all cases to identify potential close contacts of the affected individuals. Only those who hear from either the school board or a public health official will be required to self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
Now 26 cases are active within 21 Thames Valley schools. None of the cases are believed to have been contracted from within classrooms.
More details on COVID-19 cases within London-area public schools can be found online.
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