Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Probable COVID-19 case at A.A. Wright Public School in Wallaceburg

The Chatham-Kent Public Health notified the Lambton-Kent District School Board on November 11, 2020 that there is a probable case of COVID-19 in the A. A. Wright Public School community in Wallaceburg.

“Chatham-Kent Public Health is working closely with the school community and is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who may have been in potential contact with the virus,” public school board officials said on the A.A. Wright school website, adding that the school is open to students.​

“Chatham-Kent Public Health will only call close contacts of probable or confirmed cases. If you have not been contacted, you have not been in close contact with the probable or confirmed case. As requested prior to the start of the school year, please continue to monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19. If your child is ill, please keep them at home and call your health care provider or local health unit.”

Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health for Chatham-Kent, also sent a letter to parents and guardians of students at A.A. Wright. Read the full letter, here.

Lambton-Kent District School Board officials say there are five confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the board, at the following schools:

– Queen Elizabeth II Public School – Chatham

– Riverview Central School

– Tecumseh Public School

– Winston Churchill Public School

– Chatham-Kent Secondary School

St. Clair Catholic District School Board officials say there is one confirmed case and classroom closed at UCC in Chatham.

Both school boards follow the direction of Chatham-Kent and Lambton Public Health regarding the communication of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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