COVID-19 Outbreak declared at W.J. Langlois

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For the second time in two days, an outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at a Windsor elementary school.

An outbreak has been declared at W.J. Langlois after two students tested positive for the virus. The school remains open because the outbreak is contained to one classroom.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Wajid Ahmed is recommending all students in the cohort be tested.

The cohort of 19 students was dismissed for two weeks late on November 12, 2020 because of a previously confirmed case.

“The students were already at home self-isolating. So, there’s been further cases from that cohort, and as such it means the definition of an outbreak for that classroom,” said CEO and Chief Nursing Officer Theresa Marentette.

This is the second COVID-19 outbreak declared at a local school this week. An outbreak was declared at Begley Public School on Tuesday evening. That school is closed because the outbreak was not contained to a single cohort.

Three staff members at Begley tested positive for the virus.