38 cases linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Windsor, Ont., elementary school

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WINDSOR, Ont. — Public health officials say 29 students and nine staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak at a Windsor, Ont., elementary school. 

Frank W. Begley Elementary has been closed since Nov. 17 and students and staff were asked to isolate for 14 days.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says the entire school population is at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19.

Medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed had said that the first three cases in the outbreak were staff members, and transmission is suspected to have happened at the school.

A letter to parents from the health unit says students are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19.

The health unit says it is working closely with the school and the Greater Essex County District School Board to manage the outbreak and limit the spread of infection.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 24, 2020.

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

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