News release

New COVID-19 Case at Cape Breton School, Additional Case at Citadel High

Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 11, connected to Breton Education Centre in Eastern Zone.

The person has not been in the school since Friday, June 4. The school expects to reopen to students on Monday and will confirm details with families on Sunday, June 13.

In addition to this case, Nova Scotia is reporting an additional case connected to Citadel High School in Central Zone.

Because of a previously reported case, the school is closed to students until Monday, June 14, to allow for testing of close contacts. Families and students will receive an update before June 14.

Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of 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 for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms. No self-isolation is required while they wait for test results, unless they have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.

Additional Resources:

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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