Parents/guardians and staff at Almonte District High School received notification today (Jan. 29, 2021) that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is closely monitoring the situation and has followed up to isolate all students and staff who have had a high-risk exposure. Both the health unit and the school are taking all necessary steps to prevent further spread of the virus in the school and community.
The school remains open and operating on the regular daily schedule.
The health unit encourages parents/guardians to continue to use the COVID-19 School Screening Tool prior to each school day, as well as regular public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Testing for COVID-19 is not recommended unless you are experiencing symptoms or have been directed to get tested by public health. If symptoms develop, immediately self-isolate, contact the health unit and get tested at a local assessment centre.
The health unit and the school board do not release details about a COVID-19 case in a school directly to the public. You can find more information about COVID-19 cases in our schools on our COVID-19 Advisory Information page, or on the Government of Ontario website.
Schools report confirmed COVID-19 cases to the provincial government, and it is tracked on the provincial website. It can take up to 24 to 48 hours for the information to be posted, based on the timing of reporting.