St. Jerome turns into third Ottawa faculty to shut this week due to COVID-19

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A 3rd Ottawa faculty has closed due to COVID-19 as college students at St. Jerome elementary have been despatched house.

Two workers members on the faculty on Spratt Street in Gloucester have examined optimistic for the virus, the Ottawa Catholic Faculty Board posted in its day by day COVID-19 replace on Friday.

Two colleges in Ottawa’s French Catholic faculty board additionally closed this week: Horizon-Jeunesse elementary and Franco-Cité secondary faculty.

The 669 college students at St. Jerome had been dismissed as a result of Ottawa Public Well being concluded there was potential the virus could possibly be transmitted to multiple class or space within the faculty, mentioned Sharlene Hunter, a spokesperson for the varsity board.

Ottawa Public Well being workers had been on the faculty Friday and hoped to have further suggestions by the top of the lengthy weekend, Hunter mentioned. Dad and mom needs to be ready for a college closure of two or extra weeks, she mentioned.

As of Friday morning, town’s 4 faculty boards reported 98 colleges with a complete of 188 lively circumstances of COVID-19. (The numbers can change all through the course of the day and the French public board’s statistics had been from Thursday afternoon.)

Throughout town, 10 colleges have been declared as having outbreak standing, in response to Ottawa Public Well being. The designation is given to colleges with at the very least two college students or workers in a category which have COVID-19 and one may “moderately have acquired their an infection at college.”

One other six colleges have had outbreaks which have ended.