**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
Joseph Howe Elementary and École Mer et Monde to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19
Public health is recommending the closure of Joseph Howe Elementary and École Mer et Monde in Halifax to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The schools will be closed to students from October 19 to October 25 to prevent further spread of the virus among the school community. The schools and public health will share more information later in the week about reopening plans. The principals will contact staff and families about learning from home, which will begin Tuesday, October 19. There are no classes for students on Friday, October 22, as it is a provincial conference day.
Public health will have testing available at both schools on October 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.