COVID-19 cases confirmed at Alymer high school

East Elgin Secondary School, located on 362 Talbot St. West, in Aylmer. (Capture via Google Maps)

Two cases of COVID-19 have been identified at a high school in Aylmer.

The Thames Valley District School Board announced on Thursday that positive cases of the virus have been confirmed at East Elgin Secondary School.

The school board said it has informed all staff, parents, and guardians within the school community of the COVID-19 cases. Southwestern Public Health is also working to identify anyone who has come into close contact with the infected individuals.

“If you are not contacted by the health unit, your child is not considered to be at risk. The health unit will only contact those staff and students who have been identified as a close contact, and will advise them to stay home from school and quarantine for a period of 14 days,” the Thames Valley board said in a news release.

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

There are currently 30 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. The London District Catholic board has seven active COVID-19 cases. The full list of confirmed cases within the Catholic board can be found by clicking here.