Media Statement Regarding Outbreak Declared at St. Mary French Immersion Catholic Elementary School
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Monday, December 21, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. | Windsor-Essex County
The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU):
"The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 within a cohort at St. Mary French Immersion Catholic Elementary School. As per provincial direction, a school outbreak is declared if there are two or more cases in a school and if there is evidence that at least one case could have been infected in the school.
There are currently at least three (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a single classroom. The entire class was previously dismissed and asked to isolate for a period of 14-days and get tested for COVID-19. The outbreak is currently limited to a single cohort at this time.
Due to privacy considerations, the WECHU will not be disclosing publicly any further details about the cases or the number of close contacts at the school. Parents/Guardians or staff with questions should contact the WECHU Healthy Schools department at 519-258-2146 ext. 1555."