Nova Scotia has reported two additional cases of COVID-19 today, the first cases associated with schools in the province.
The schools involved are Graham Creighton Junior High in Cherrybrook and Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour. The cases involve one person at each school. Neither person attended school today and both are self-isolating at home. The Province doesn’t mention if they’re staff or students.
Public Health will be contacting close contacts as part of their ongoing investigation and advise of the next steps. Everyone who was in a class with a confirmed case is being tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Students will receive support to learn at home.
Only members of the school community who are directed to stay home are required to do so.
“While not a surprise, these cases are a stark reminder that we need to be diligent about following public health measures,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health.
“Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Keep your distance from others not in your household or close social circle. This is the only way we’re going to get ahead of the curve.