New school bus cancellations, COVID-19 cases reported in the Sudbury area

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The Sudbury Student Services Consortium reported five new school bus cancellations due to COVID-19 exposures on Thursday.

The morning and afternoon elementary portions of bus route L805 affecting students from Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School and Algonquin Road Public School are cancelled and will resume on Nov. 29, the consortium’s website said.

Additionally, the morning elementary portion of bus route L874 affecting students from R.L. Beattie Public School and Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School has also been cancelled.

The morning intermediate/secondary portion of bus route L115 and the afternoon intermediate/secondary portion of bus route N104 affecting students from Lasalle Secondary School and Lasalle Elementary Grades 7 and 8 have also been cancelled.

These bus routes are expected to resume on Dec. 6.

There are more than 45 bus routes cancelled for the week of Nov. 22 due to COVID-19 exposures and a school bus driver shortage.

The Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) recently reported one new COVID-19 outbreak at Ernie Checkeris Public School in addition to four confirmed cases at local schools.

Cases have been confirmed at Adamsdale Public School, Lasalle Secondary School, and R.L. Beattie.

According to letters posted to the school board’s website, Public Health Sudbury and Districts has advised students on a number of shared bus routes that they must self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposures.

The affected bus routes include L115 AM, N104 AM, L874 AM, and L805 AM and PM.

RDSB is reporting 39 active COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff in addition to three active COVID-19 outbreaks at Ernie Checkeris, R.L. Beattie, and Redwood Acres Public School.

The outbreak declared at Sudbury Secondary School on Nov. 12 has been resolved.

For more information, visit the school board’s website.

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) is reporting 28 active cases of COVID-19 at local schools.

Outbreaks have also been declared at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Hanmer, St. Charles College, and Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School.

The outbreak at Holy Trinity Catholic School declared by the health unit on Nov. 8 has been resolved.

According to the school board’s website, 15 classes have been closed as a result of COVID-19 exposures.

All schools remain open for in-person learning.

The Conseil scolaire catholique due Nouvel-Ontario (CSC Nouvelon) is currently reporting 26 active cases of COVID-19.

In total, 25 of those cases were confirmed at schools in the Sudbury district and one was confirmed at École Notre-Dame-du-Sault in Sault Ste. Marie.

The confirmed case of COVID-19 reported at École secondaire catholique Champlain in Chelmsford on Nov. 15 has been resolved.

CSC Nouvelon is monitoring three COVID-19 outbreaks at École St-Antoine in Noëlville, École St-Augustin in Garson, École St-Pierre in Sudbury.

Five schools remain closed due to COVID-19 exposures, including École Sainte-Anne in Spanish.

For a full list of COVID-19 cases and school closures, visit the school board’s website.

The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario (CSPGNO) is currently reporting four active cases of COVID-19.

All of the cases were confirmed at École publique de la Rivière-des-Français in French River.

There are currently 96 active cases of COVID-19 confirmed in students and staff in Greater Sudbury and the Sudbury district.

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Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star

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