Health Unit confirms COVID-19 case at Seat of Wisdom College

Renfrew County and District Health Unit released the following information Sept.10:

Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC), is confirming that an individual at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) in Barry’s Bay, has tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

RCDHU is working closely with SWC to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place. RCDHU staff is actively investigating the case and all high-risk contacts have been notified that they have recently been exposed to COVID-19. If you are a high-risk contact, please continue to follow public health measures.

SWC continues to work proactively to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19 by performing weekly rapid antigen tests on all faculty, staff, and students. Prior to the start of classes, one individual tested positive for COVID-19 through rapid testing and was directed to self-isolate immediately. All close contacts were also directed to self-isolate.

For more information on what you should do if you have been notified that you are a high-risk contact based on vaccination status, visit RCDHU’s Management of High-Risk Contacts and Their Household Members.

To book a COVID-19 test with Renfrew County Virtual Triage Assessment Centre (VTAC) visit If you cannot book online call VTAC at 1-844-727-6404. Click here to view the public testing schedule (September 13-17).

RCDHU is reminding residents to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment tool or COVID-19 school and child care 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 or call 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097.

RCDHU Communications(2021,Sept.10) RCDHU Confirms an Individual at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Tests Positive For COVID-19 [media release]


  1. Frank Mallany

    SWC is working “proactively to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19”? Is this a new policy for them? Just wondering because for the last 18 months many from this institution have demonstrated flagrant disregard for public health measures.

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