News release

One Additional Case of COVID-19 Connected to School

Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, April 21, connected to Bell Park Academic Centre in Lake Echo, Central Zone.

The school will remain closed to students until Tuesday, April 27. 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 Tuesday.

As with any positive case, public health will be in touch with any close contacts of this person 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 this case came in after the cut-off for reporting, it is 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 22.

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