Herzliah High School located in the Snowdon neighbourhood of the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough is sending students home for two weeks after several students tested positive for COVID-19.
The private Jewish high school had 15 students test positive for the virus, according to Montreal’s Regional Public Health Director, Dr. Mylène Drouin.
At a press conference in Montreal on Thursday, Drouin said the school has authorized all students to learn online until October 5, following the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
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Drouin said public health initially blamed the source of the transmission to an early September bar mitzvah but Herzliah High School says “it’s a possibility” the outbreak occurred within its walls.
Drouin said one class at the high school had eight students who tested positive for COVID-19.
On Wednesday, the Quebec government reported that there are now 223 schools across the province with at least one positive COVID-19 case.
A full list of infected Quebec schools can be found online.