Two Cohorts Dismissed At St William Catholic Elementary School

Monday November 30th, 2020

Posted at 7:21pm

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has dismissed two cohorts of students from St. William Catholic Elementary School in Emeryville after receiving notification of two confirmed cases of COVID 19 there.

One cohort includes 23 students, and the other includes 29. The total number of students dismissed was 52.

The Catholic Board says they learned of these confirmed cases Monday afternoon and have notified the affected students that they are not to attend school Tuesday.

“These cases are not connected to the same cohort that was dismissed on November 19th and is scheduled to return to school tomorrow. The cohorts that were dismissed today are a different group of students who will be required to self isolate for 14 days,” said Stephen Fields, Communications Coordinator for the Board.

The Board says they have been working with the health unit by providing lists of students and staff who may have been directly affected.
The health unit is contacting any individuals, both students and staff, who may have been affected, and will give directions for them to follow.

A voice message to the school community was sent home Monday evening to reassure parents that if they have not been contacted by the health unit, they have not been identified as close contacts, and their children may continue attending school as usual. Follow-up letters will be sent home with students when they are dismissed from school Tuesday.

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