News release

Nine New Schools Report COVID-19 Cases

Nova Scotia is reporting nine new schools with COVID-19 connected cases today, April 25.

The following schools will remain closed to students until Thursday, April 29:

  • Jubilee Elementary, Sydney Mines
  • Bedford South School, Bedford
  • Chebucto Heights Elementary, Halifax
  • Joseph Howe Elementary, Halifax
  • Oxford School, Halifax

A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the closure. Families will receive an update on Wednesday, April 28.

The following schools are within a family of schools that is already closed until May 10:

  • Atlantic View Elementary, Lawrencetown
  • Brookhouse Elementary, Dartmouth
  • Cole Harbour District High, Dartmouth
  • Nelson Whynder Elementary, North Preston

These schools will also undergo a deep cleaning.

Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of these positive 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 all COVID-19 cases connected to public schools can be found at: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool/case-info .

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