Six new cases of COVID-19 confirmed at three public schools

Children wearing face masks in school. (File photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / halfpoint)

Another three elementary schools in London have confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) announced Friday that two cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed at Ashley Oaks Public School and another three have been confirmed at Sir Arthur Currie Public School. Ryerson Public School also reported a positive case Friday evening.

The Middlesex London Health Unit is investigating and is in the process of identifying close contacts.

“Thames Valley wishes to assure the community that all staff, parents and guardians of the Ashley Oaks Public School community were immediately notified of this case,” the TVDSB said in a statement Friday. “The school will remain open and school buses will continue to operate.”

Anyone in these school communities who is not contacted by the health unit is not considered to be at risk. The health unit will only contact staff and students who are close contacts and will advise them to stay home from school and quarantine for two weeks.

All three schools will remain open and school buses will continue to operate.

A confirmed case was also reported Friday at Glendale High School in Tillsonburg.

There are currently 14 active COVID-19 cases in school communities within the Thames Valley district.  Click here for the full list of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the school board.