3rd Windsor-Essex school closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

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A classroom is seen in a file photo. So far this school year, three Windsor-Essex schools have been closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images - image credit)
A classroom is seen in a file photo. So far this school year, three Windsor-Essex schools have been closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images - image credit)

Just a month into the academic year, a third school in Windsor-Essex has been shut down due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The closure of École élémentaire Louise-Charron, a French elementary school in Windsor, took effect on Wednesday. The school was closed on a recommendation from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Students will be learning from home in the meantime.

The French public school board's website says eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified at the school.

In addition to the outbreak at Louise-Charron, outbreaks are ongoing at four other schools:

  • École élémentaire catholique Georges-P.-Vanier.

  • Sandwich West Public School.

  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Ursule.

  • St. Andre French Immersion Catholic School.

According to public health officials, more than 200 school cohorts have been sent home since in-person learning resumed in September.

In September, two schools, École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Ursule and St. Joseph's Catholic High School, were closed over COVID-19 outbreaks. St. Joseph's has since reopened, but Sainte-Ursule remained closed Wednesday.

Eighteen cases were confirmed at École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Ursule

Currently, there are three active COVID-19 cases within the English Catholic school board, while there are 23 within the public board.

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