Nearly 400 schools across Quebec have at least one positive COVID-19 case

Sep 23 2020, 9:14 am

The Quebec government is reporting that there are now 392 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.

The number of confirmed cases within Quebec schools now totals 817 between staff and students. The majority of cases have been in public schools, at 692, and 125 in the private sector.

Since the start of the school year, 651 students and 166 teachers have been diagnosed with the virus, according to the government.

As a result, 273 classes have been cancelled across the province since September’s start date.

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 at the beginning of the month. “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 21, can be found here.

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