Riverview Central stays open despite COVID-19 case.


Riverview Central School in Port Lambton is dealing with a case of COVID-19.

The school confirmed the case to parent’s Friday. It’s not clear whether the person is a staff member or student. “At this time, Lambton Public Health does not feel there is any impact to the school, nor are they dismissing any students or staff,” says the website advisory.

Lambton Public Health has sent a letter to all parents about the case. “Public Health is working closely with the school community and is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who may have been in potential contact with the virus,” the letter says.

Lambton Public Health will only call close contacts of confirmed cases. If you have not been contacted, you have not been in close contact with the confirmed case.

There were 79 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario schools – at least 39 of those were students.

Only one school is closed in the province.

Meantime, there are eight people fighting COVID-19 in Lambton. There were five new cases over the weekend, as well as some recoveries, according to Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sudit Ranade.