Case of COVID-19 reported at McCaskill’s Mills Public School

An individual at McCaskill’s Mills Public School in Cannington has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to an email from Principal Bonnie Noble, sent to some parents Wednesday (Sept. 30), the affected party was last in the building on Friday (Sept. 25).

“The individual was asymptomatic, wore a mask while in the building and was physically distanced from others while at school,” the email reads.

“The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. A positive case at a school does not necessarily mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community.”

Those that were in close contact with the affected party were dismissed for the day.

“Those identified as close contacts will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department and be provided further guidance. The individual who tested positive is at home isolating, must follow instructions from public health and will return to school when they have recovered,” the email reads.

“Staff and students who do not receive a call from the Durham Region Health Department are deemed low risk and are being asked to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 at the current time.”

According to the email, staff have undertaken and completed enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices and will remain open.

“No further action has been recommended at this time.”

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