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Two individuals associated with St. Basil Catholic Elementary School test positive for COVID

APH says it is conducting a investigation to identify close contacts
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Algoma Public Health is advising parents that two individuals associated with St. Basil Catholic Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter to parents, APH said it is conducting a "careful investigation to identify close contacts." The health unit says it will notify all low and high risk contacts via letter to provide further guidance and direction.

APH is also advising the public that "due to the number of possible contacts and exposures, direction/instruction may take a couple of days. Please be reassured that if you do not receive a low risk and/or high risk contact letter, your child is not considered a close contact of the person who tested positive for COVID-19, in which case we do not recommend having your child tested unless they are showing symptoms of COVID-19."

Earlier today, SooToday reported that an individual associated with St. Mary's College tested positive for COVID-19.

Yesterday, APH warned parents about potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 on a school bus servicing two elementary schools in Sault Ste. Marie last week. 

Students from Eastview Public School and St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School riding Boissoneau Bus Lines’ #4 bus Sept. 9-10 have been identified as high-risk close contacts, according to a letter issued to parents by the health unit Sept. 11.

There is currently one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student at St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School, according to an Ontario government website.