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Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at an Elementary School in St. Thomas

Southwestern Public Health has confirmed that a member of the Mitchell Hepburn Public School in St. Thomas has tested positive for COVID-19. 

ST. THOMAS - Southwestern Public Health has confirmed that a member of the Mitchell Hepburn Public School in St. Thomas has tested positive for COVID-19. 

It is not clear if the confirmed case is from a staff member or a student. Public Health staff have already started the case investigation. The source of infection is known; the virus was not contracted at the school. Close contacts
are being notified of their potential exposure by public health officials. 

Local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Joyce Lock says the rest of the school community will be notified with next steps by the school administration.

“Our Infectious Disease and School Health Teams are working with the school to take the steps necessary to limit the spread of infection and support families through this process.

Public health will not release the identity of the case or whether it is a student or an employee, to protect the privacy of the individual.

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