The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at Pope John Paul II School and are working closely with the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) on next steps. The positive case is being followed up by the Northwestern Health Unit and all contacts of the case will be called and given instructions.

We are working with the NWHU to make sure all potential risks are minimized. Due to our COVID-19 prevention strategies in place, those staff and students not contacted by the school can continue to attend school as usual.

For reasons of privacy, we will minimize sharing personal information about any case and encourage others to avoid identifying individuals.

All students and staff should use the Government of Ontario’s school screening tool daily before attending school. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Visit the KCDSB website for COVID-19 Advisories for more information. As per Ministry requirements, all cases in schools will be uploaded to this website.

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