Four more people sickened with COVID-19 at Welland school

Quaker Road Public School in Welland. Photo credit: Twitter

Four more people at Quaker Road Public School in Welland have tested positive for COVID-19 following two cases earlier this week.

A total of six people have tested positive with COVID-19 since the outbreak started last Sunday. Two classrooms have been closed at the school.

At least one Quaker Road student is among those who have fallen ill according to a provincial website that tracks cases in schools. It is not yet been revealed by the province who of the other cases are students or school staff.

DSBN does not reveal identities of COVID-19 cases in its schools citing “privacy reasons”.

The District School Board of Niagara said students and staff at the school, located at 333 Quaker Rd. in Welland, who had close contact with the infected individual have been contacted and told by Niagara Regional Public Health to stay home and self-isolate.

The board said custodians will complete a cleaning of the school. A Public Health Inspector and a Public Health Nurse from NRPH have visited the school to complete an assessment.

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 can call Niagara Region Public Health’s COVID-19 Info-Line for assistance from a Public Health Nurse, which is staffed Monday at 905-688-8248 or toll-free at 1-888-505-6074.

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