Parents/guardians, staff and students at Pakenham Public School received notification today that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has determined that the individual was not at the school while infectious and therefore the case poses no risk to staff or students.
The school is 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 follow public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The health unit and the school board do not release specific 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.