COVID-19 case reported at French Catholic school

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The French Catholic school board serving Windsor-Essex has reported a positive case of COVID-19.

Blackburn News has obtained a letter sent to parents of students at L’Essor Secondary School in Tecumseh, in which it was reported that a member of the school community tested positive for the virus. The letter did not disclose whether the individual was a student or a staff member.

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence, which includes L’Essor, said every step possible has been taken to reach everyone who may have had interaction with the person.

“We have been working with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit by providing lists of students and staff who may have been in contact with the individual,” read the letter. “The WECHU is contacting any individuals, who have an identified high-risk exposure with the confirmed case, and will give directions to follow.”

This is the second positive case of COVID-19 reported in a Windsor-Essex school. The English Catholic board confirmed a case last week at an elementary school in Amherstburg.

Parents are asked to keep informed of developments by visiting the school board’s website.