French language school in Oshawa closed after COVID outbreak

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By Glenn Hendry

Published on November 29, 2021 at 9:39 am

A second school in Durham has closed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 – this time a French-language elementary school in Oshawa.

EEC Corpus-Christi, located on Hillside Avenue, reported its first positive case early last week. Over the weekend, six pupils and one member of staff had tested positive and three classrooms had been closed, forcing the school to close to classroom learning.

The decision was made by the MonAvenir Catholic School Board, which is responsible for French language learning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.

The decision has been made in consultation with Durham Public Health and students will begin remote learning from Tuesday.

There are at least 17 schools in Ontario’s publicly funded school boards that are now closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and more than 1,500 cases of the virus in provincial schools.

Enniskillen Public School in Clarington was closed for a week after an outbreak that affected more than 20 students. On Friday, there were still 14 children at home in isolation.

The province is reporting 964 new cases of the virus on Sunday, the highest total since May 30. Two cases of the new Omicron variant have also been reported: both in the Ottawa area.

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