Charlottetown area schools closed after COVID-19 outbreak among students under 19

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CHARLOTTETOWN — For the first time since the start of the pandemic Prince Edward Island is declaring a COVID-19 outbreak in a school.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison announced six new cases of COVID-19 in the province today, all in children under the age of 19.

That's in addition to a case announced Saturday involving a student at Charlottetown's West Royalty Elementary School.

In-person classes at that school have been cancelled for the coming week, while classes are cancelled for the next three days at 17 other schools in the area to allow for contact tracing and testing.

Morrison says 10 of the most recent 11 COVID-19 cases in the province involve people under the age of 19.

There are 14 active infections in the province.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 12, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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