News release

Burton Ettinger Elementary to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

Public health is recommending closure of Burton Ettinger Elementary in Halifax to contain the spread of COVID-19.

“Over the past few days, the regional medical officer of health has been monitoring cases at Burton Ettinger and is recommending the closure to prevent further spread,” said Dr. Shelley Deeks, Nova Scotia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health. “I understand this is stressful for families and staff and we’re acting quickly to protect the school community.”

The school will be closed to students from November 10 to November 17 to prevent further spread of the virus among the school community. The school and public health will share more information later in the week about reopening plans. The principal will contact staff and families about learning from home.

“I want to thank parents and families for following public health measures and for continuing to listen to Dr. Strang and his team,” said Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “Thank you to public health for continuing to make quick decisions to keep our students and staff safe.”

Public health’s mobile testing unit will be at the school Wednesday, November 10, from 4 to 8 p.m.