Corunna parents told of COVID-19 case in local public school

Colonel Cameron Public School in Corunna is the first school in Lambton County to report a positive COVID-19 case.

COVID-19 has now become a reality in the Lambton public school system.

The Lambton-Kent District School Board posted an alert on its website today saying there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Colonel Cameron Public School in Corunna. It is not clear if it was a teacher or student involved.

The notice says Lambton Public Health is working closely with the school community and is contacting anyone who may have been in potential contact with the virus. If you don’t receive a call, public health officials say, you were not in close contact.

Classes are continuing and the board is asking parents to “continue to monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19. If your child is ill, please keep them at home and call your health care provider or local health unit. ” 

Public Health Ontario says 72 more people in the province’s schools were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. In all, there have been 948 cases of the virus in schools. Right now, 436 schools have at least one case of COVID-19 and three schools have been shutdown.

Ontario reported 746 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 807 Monday. Lambton also saw two people test positive on Sunday, although only one person is listed as having active symptoms.