Entire class self-isolating at Markham, Ont. public faculty after baby checks optimistic for COVID-19

A classroom of scholars at a Markham elementary faculty is self-isolating at dwelling after a classmate of theirs examined optimistic for COVID-19.

York Area Public Well being says the scholar attends Little Rouge Public College, within the Bur Oak Avenue and Ninth Line space, and was at school on Sept. 10 and 11 between eight:30 a.m. and three:30 p.m.

“Our investigation of the case signifies the person acquired the an infection locally,” York Public Well being wrote in a discover despatched to folks. “If you’re a detailed contact, Public Well being will contact you.”

The case represents the 16th case of novel coronavirus an infection in a student or staff member at an Ontario school since the start of September.

Faculties in Halton, York and Durham areas have reported circumstances, however few contain isolating a complete class like what is happening at Little Rouge.

There have been no cases of transmission of the virus inside faculties up to now.

The rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances has prompted thousands more parents to switch their children into digital studying in GTA faculties boards.