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Niagara Region Public Health declares COVID outbreak a Niagara region elementary school

Outbreaks are declared at schools when two or more lab-confirmed cases are confirmed within a 14-day period.
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NEWS RELEASE
NIAGARA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
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Niagara Region Public Health has declared an outbreak at St. Martin Catholic Elementary School, following a second confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school.

The first case was identified Nov. 13. The school was notified of the second case earlier today. A school outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed cases that in a school with an epidemiological link within a 14-day period. With this second case, the outbreak threshold has been met.

The individual involved is currently self-isolating as part of the previous exposure. Niagara Region Public Health is contacting anyone connected to this individual’s case to advise that they are required to remain in self-isolation and follow the guidance provided.

Niagara Catholic advises all contacts to follow the recommendations of Niagara Region Public Health.

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