Two additional COVID-19 cases within Catholic school board

An empty classroom in a school. July 2, 2019. (Photo by tmccombs from Pxhere)

Several students and staff members have been told to stay home after two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at a Windsor elementary school.

The Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board announced Saturday evening that two classes have been dismissed from St Angela Catholic Elementary School after being notified of the confirmed cases.

The school board said the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will be contacting any students and staff who may have been in contact with the infected individuals to provide instructions to follow. Those affected will be notified by the health unit as to when they can return to school.

“We want to assure parents that we are cooperating with the health unit and doing everything we can to make sure that we continue to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for their children,” the school board said in a news release.

All parents are urged to continue to monitor their children for symptoms of COVID-19.

There are currently 11 active cases of the virus at schools within the school board. For more information about these active COVID-19 cases, click here.