Two more schools in Sudbury, Ont., ordered to close amid COVID-19 outbreaks

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SUDBURY, Ont. — Public health officials have ordered the closure of two more schools in Sudbury, Ont., after more COVID-19 cases were linked to outbreaks.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is advising all students, visitors and staff at Jean Hanson Public School and Algonquin Public School to self-isolate and immediately get tested.

Specific classes were dismissed at the two schools last week when COVID-19 outbreaks were declared.

The health unit says it has since determined potential widespread infection at the schools.

It says the schools have no confirmed cases of a COVID-19 variant to date.

The closures follow the dismissal of two other schools – Lasalle Secondary School and Cyril Varney Public School – last week after five confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants were found.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Mar. 1, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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