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St. Theresa Catholic School dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

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The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School in Callander. 

The school remains open with a class dismissed. 

The Health Unit says they were made aware of the first positive case on Tuesday, November 16th.

Parents and guardians were informed and the class was dismissed. 

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The public health agency says they learned of the second case from the same class on Thursday, November 18th.  

“The outbreak is at a location where many of the individuals are not yet eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” explains Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “We continue to work with St. Theresa Elementary School and the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board and thank them both for their quick response.”

Parents and guardians from two East Ferris Bus Lines (#203 and #245) were also contacted and advised of next steps. 

Those attending the YMCA childcare program at the school were also contacted and dismissed. 

The Health Unit says a COVID-19 outbreak is declared in a school setting when two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 have an epidemiological link.

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