Peel school confirms new coronavirus case as classes begin

Sep 14 2020, 7:50 am

A Brampton school with the Peel District School Board confirmed a new COVID-19 case on Sunday.

According to Louise Arbour Secondary School, someone at the school on September 10 tested positive for the virus.

In a letter to staff and families, Principal Sharron Kuhl said Peel Public Health is currently investigating a COVID-19 exposure at the school and the facility had already been cleaned on Thursday and Friday as part of their regular cleaning protocol.

An additional cleaning took place on Sunday.

“The building will be safe and open for students and staff Monday. Peel Public Health will let us know if any other measures need to be taken to reduce the risk of transmission,” Kuhl said.

“I know this is hard to hear at the start of the school year. Like you, I had hoped this would never happen in our school community.”

Kuhl said that the identity of the person is protected under privacy legislation and cannot be shared.

“I know this may frustrate you, but you would want this privacy if it was someone in your family. Everyone deserves the same protection,” she added.

The principal also noted that information can be found on the Peel board website and to visit Peel Public Health’s website for information on how they are working with the Peel board to help keep staff and students safe at school.

According to the province, to date, there have been 15 confirmed cases with five being students and 10 being staff.

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