The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) on next steps. The positive case is being followed up by the Northwestern Health Unit and all contacts of the case will be called and given instructions by public health.
We are working with the NWHU to make sure all potential risks are minimized. Due to our COVID-19 prevention strategies in place, those staff and students not contacted by the school can continue to attend school as usual.
For reasons of privacy, we will minimize sharing personal information about any case and encourage others to avoid identifying individuals.
All students and staff should continue to use the Government of Ontario’s school screening tool daily before attending school. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Visit the KCDSB website for COVID-19 Advisories for more information. As per Ministry requirements, all cases in schools will be uploaded to this website.
Thank you for your continued vigilance and dedication in following the enhanced health and safety protocols to keep our schools safe.
Yours in Catholic education,
The Kenora Catholic District School Board