COVID-19 case confirmed at Northdale Central PS

Posted On Tuesday October 13, 2020

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified at Northdale Central Public School in Dorchester by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). 

Thames Valley wishes to assure the community that all staff, parents and guardians of the Northdale Central Public School community were immediately notified of this case. 

The school will remain open and school buses will continue to operate.

MLHU is currently investigating the case and is in the process of identifying the individual’s close contacts and following up directly to provide specific testing advice.

“If you are not contacted by the health unit, your child is not considered to be at risk,” said Thames Valley Education Director Mark Fisher. “The Health Unit will only contact those staff and students who have been identified as a close contacts. Close contacts are also being advised to stay home from school and quarantine for a period of 14 days.”

Thames Valley is following all health and safety protocols recommended by both the local public health unit and the Ministry of Education, said Director Fisher, adding that Northdale Central Public School remains a safe place to attend school.

Thames Valley is carefully following all of the public health protocols to keep students and staff safe, and all confirmed active cases will be tracked on our website at www.tvdsb.ca/COVID19alerts

For more information, visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s website www.healthunit.com/novel-coronavirus  or call 519-663-5317. 

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