A media release this evening from Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirms that a positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Westmeath. The release states:
Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirms a positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District (RCD) at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School.
RCDHU is working closely with the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place to protect all staff, students and the public.
RCDHU staff is actively investigating the case and following up with immediate contacts to prevent further spread of COVID-19. All affected parties will be contacted by RCDHU and advised accordingly.
As Renfrew County and District (RCD) moves into the second wave of COVID-19, the importance of adhering to public health measures is critical. Everyone must do their part to stay home if they are sick, avoid contact with people who are ill, limit their social activities, practice physical distancing (2 metres), wear a mask/face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained, wash their hands, use the COVID Alert App, and keep their bubble small.
As a reminder to all residents of RCD, if you are feeling unwell, think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, first self-isolate and complete the COVID-19 online self-assessment tool. Call the Renfrew County Virtual Triage Assessment Centre (VTAC) at 1- 844-727-6404 to book an appointment for testing.
RCDHU is reminding all residents to complete the self-assessment tool or school self-assessment tool daily before going to work, school or daycare, to monitor for symptoms and proper guidance.
For more information, visit RCDHU’s website at https://www.rcdhu.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-2/ or call 613-735-8654 or 1-800-267-1097.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit(2020,Sept.23) RCDHU Confirms a Positive COVID-19 Case in Another School [media release]