Public Health Sudbury & Districts declares COVID-19 outbreak in Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School in Greater SudburyIssued: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School (Rainbow District School Board) in Greater Sudbury after one additional individual tested positive for the virus. This brings the total cases at the school to three, one of which has screened positive for variants of concern. Public Health has not dismissed the entire school; however, as directed by the School Board, the school will remain closed up to and including March 5.
Parents and caregivers are being provided notice of the outbreak and will receive public health guidance. Public Health is working closely with Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School and school board administrators at Rainbow District School Board to monitor the outbreak, further limit the spread of infection, and ensure ongoing measures are maintained to protect students and employees. In accordance with provincial guidance, an outbreak in a school setting is declared when two or more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 are linked and occur within 14 days of each other, and at least one case could have acquired their infection in the school.
The individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently self-isolating and being monitored by Public Health Sudbury & Districts while the investigation continues.
Parents and guardians of students can visit the Rainbow District School Board’s website for information at rainbowschools.ca.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reminding everyone to follow public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue to screen yourself for symptoms and practise COVID-safe behaviours.
Updates about COVID-19 testing, confirmed cases, and outbreaks in Greater Sudbury, the District of Sudbury, and the District of Manitoulin are posted online.
For more information or if you have questions, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).