COVID-19 outbreak declared at Holy Name Catholic School


As the number of current COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL & A) area continues to increase, outbreaks in schools in the area are also increasing.

Holy Name Catholic School, located just off Highway 15 in east Kingston. Photo via Google Maps.

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, KFL & A Public Health declared an outbreak at Holy Name Catholic School, one of six outbreaks active in local schools. The outbreak involves two cases of students, according to public health, while the Algonquin and Lakeshore District Catholic School Board simply states that an outbreak has been declared at the school in their COVID-19 case data active online. According to these data, the first case of COVID-19 in Holy Name was detected on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

“When it comes to the epidemic school, the main thing I wanted to convey to the public is reassurance to parents that students who have not been asked to self-isolate are safe to attend classes in person, “Dr Piotr Oglaza, medical officer of health for KFL & A Public Health, said of the epidemics in schools in the region during a press conference on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

The epidemic is one of two within the ALCDSB, the other – also declared today – in Saint-François d’Assise. There are four outbreaks that currently remain listed as ‘active’ within the Limestone District School Board.

Kingstonist will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.

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