Nova Scotia is reporting a COVID-19 case today, June 29, connected to Glace Bay Elementary in Eastern Zone.
This case was reported earlier today in the COVID-19 daily numbers release and on the COVID-19 data dashboard.
The school will be closed to students Wednesday, June 30, and will undergo a deep cleaning. The school year ends June 30, and staff, students and families will receive an update about retrieval of belongings.
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