News release

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Schools

Nova Scotia is reporting two additional cases of COVID-19, identified today, April 20, connected to Dartmouth South Academy elementary and Auburn Drive High in Central Zone.

The schools will remain closed to students until Monday, April 26. A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the closure. Families will receive an update before students return to school on Monday.

As with any positive case, public health will be in touch with any close contacts of these cases and advise of next steps, including testing. Everyone who is a close contact will be notified, tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff be tested. No self-isolation is required, unless people have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.

Information about COVID-19 cases connected to public schools can be found at: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool/case-info

Because these cases came in after the cut-off for reporting, they are not included in today’s case update and will not appear on our data website, dashboard or daily COVID-19 case release until tomorrow, April 21.

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