Port Rowan school closed after COVID-19 outbreak

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A second Norfolk County school has closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Port Rowan Public School was closed Wednesday after nine students tested positive for the virus since Nov. 13.

Just over 300 students are now learning from home.

If approved by the health unit, the Grand Erie public school board hopes to reopen the school on Dec. 8.

St. Frances Cabrini elementary school’s 310 students are still learning online as the Delhi school remains closed.

Health officials say 21 students have tested positive, with some showing symptoms. The health unit has ordered all students and staff to self-isolate until Saturday in order to limit potential spread of the virus.

The health unit has linked additional COVID-19 cases to two school bus routes in western Norfolk.

Walpole North Elementary School near Hagersville is also in outbreak, but classes continue.

There were 119 active COVID-19 cases in Haldimand-Norfolk on Wednesday, down from 136 on Monday.

An outbreak continues at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville, where a ninth employee has tested positive, along with at least nine patients.

J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator

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