**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School
Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 23, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone.
The school will be closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The school will inform families about at-home learning.
Families and students will receive an update before June 28.
Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of positive cases 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 for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms. No self-isolation is required while they wait for test results unless they have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.
Information about all COVID-19 cases connected to public schools can be found at: http://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool/case-info