Montreal school suspends classes as student gets tested for COVID-19

Mar 11 2020, 5:58 am

Collège international Marie de France has temporarily shut its doors as one of its students is being tested for COVID-19

Though the case is not yet confirmed, the school has suspended its high school and college level classes until test results come back “to avoid potentially spreading the virus” within the school’s community.

If the student is confirmed infected, the school will stay closed for 14 days, according to a news release. If the student tests negative, classes will resume “immediately.”

The school’s kindergarten and elementary classes will continue as regularly scheduled while “all hygiene measures” are being taken to ensure children’s safety within the environment.

For the rest of Wednesday, students will be able to keep up to date with their classes through the school’s online course portal.

Throughout the province, Santé Quebec states there are seven confirmd COVID-19 cases.