**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release
Nova Scotia Reports One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to a School
Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, Feb. 17, connected to Beaver Bank-Monarch Drive Elementary in Central Zone.
The person has not been in school since Feb. 12 and is self-isolating. The school will remain closed to students until Tuesday, Feb. 23. A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the closure. Families will receive an update Monday regarding Tuesday’s return to school.
As with any positive case, public health will be in touch with any close contacts of this case and advise of next steps, including testing. Everyone who is a close contact will be notified, tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
Information about COVID-19 cases connected to public schools can be found at https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool/case-info