Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 24, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone.
Due to a previously identified case, the school is closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts. The school received a deep cleaning today and will be open to staff tomorrow to support students with at-home learning.
Families and students will receive an update before June 28.
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.
Information about all COVID-19 cases connected to public schools can be found at: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool/case-info