Three central Lambton schools have COVID-19 cases after one week of school

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Three students in Petrolia and a teacher in Corunna have tested positive for COVID-19 just one week into the school year.

The information comes from the Lambton-Kent District School Board and the St. Clair Catholic District School Board.

The board’s websites show there are two students at Queen Elizabeth II school in Petrolia who have tested positive for the virus and one at St. Philips. The St. Clair Catholic board says one classroom has been closed. The public board has not closed the Queen E classroom.

Nor has it closed the classroom at Col. Cameron School in Corunna where a teacher tested positive.

Across Lambton-Kent there were 11 cases of COVID-19 in schools.

The provincial picture is similar with 218 schools reporting COVID-19 cases with 257 students and 51 staff testing positive so far. That means five per cent of Ontario schools are dealing with COVID in the classroom.