Outbreak declared in Chatham-Kent School

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Winston Churchill Public School

 Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health for Chatham-Kent has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Winston Churchill Public School.  This is the first school outbreak in Chatham-Kent.

An outbreak in a school is defined as two (2) or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within a school community, where transmission has been confirmed to have occurred within the school.

CK Public Health has notified the school community (students, staff, parents and guardians). All close contacts were directed to isolate and were tested.

If you have not been contacted by CK Public Health, no testing is required at this time.  The school will remain open.

Please continue to follow public health advice to keep COVID-19 controlled in our community: only travel for essential purposes, physically distance (2 metres) from others, wear a mask, wash your hands or use 70% alcohol hand sanitizer frequently, and stay home if you are unwell.

To learn more about staying safe while at school, visit CK Public Health’s website: https://ckphu.com/schoolscovid/