Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Two probable COVID-19 cases at Dresden Area Central School

Lambton-Kent District School Board officials say there are two probable COVID-19 cases at Dresden Area School.

“Chatham-Kent Public Health notified the Lambton Kent District School Board on December 7, 2020 that there are two probable cases of COVID-19 in the Dresden Area Central School community,” public school board officials posted on the Dresden Area Central School website.

“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.”

Reports say 102 students and 15 staff members have been dismissed to quarantine.

The school remains open to students, school board officials say.

“Chatham-Kent Public Health will only call close contacts of probable or confirmed cases,” school board officials say.

“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.”

Lambton-Kent District School Board officials say two students from Queen Elizabeth II Public School in Chatham and three students from Tilbury District High School have confirmed COVID-19 cases.

There are also two confirmed cases among students at Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School in Sarnia.

As of Monday, December 7, 2020 the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit have not posted any active school outbreaks.

The Lambton Kent District School Board follows the direction of Chatham-Kent and Lambton Public Health regarding the communication of confirmed COVID-19 cases, school board officials say.

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