**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to School
Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, April 23, connected to Oyster Pond Academy in Oyster Pond, Central Zone. The person was not in school today.
The school will remain closed to students until Thursday, April 29. A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the closure. Families will receive an update before students 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.
Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff be tested. No self-isolation is required, unless people have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.
Information about COVID-19 cases connected to public schools can be found at: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool/case-info .
Because this case came in after the cut-off for reporting, it is not included in today’s case update and will not appear on our data website, dashboard or daily COVID-19 case release until Saturday, April 24.