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.