More than 220 schools across Quebec have at least one positive COVID-19 case

Sep 16 2020, 4:42 pm

The Quebec government is reporting that there are now 223 schools across the province with at least one positive COVID-19 case.

The numbers unveiled by the province’s education board consist of pre-school, elementary, high school, and trade schools throughout Quebec.

If a case is identified, the school is expected to notify students’ parents with health guidelines and instructions on whether or not the student should stay home.

Cancelled classes have occurred 154 times since the start of September, says Quebec’s Education Ministry.

Quebec public health says it has committed to providing daily updates of school infections.

“We understand parents’ concerns and we want to be there to reassure them,” said Health Minister Christian Dubé last week. “We hope this tool will allow the population, and more particularly parents, to get a current portrait of the entire situation.”

The full list of infected Quebec schools, as of Monday, September 14, can be found here.

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