PETAWAWA – Another secondary class at Valour JK-12 School in Petawawa has been directed to begin self-isolation immediately as a precautionary measure related to COVID-19.
The direction was provided by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), according to a noted posted on the Valour website Wednesday night (Nov. 4).
This self-isolation impacts the students and staff associated with the class from the high school side.
“The RCDHU has informed the school that this is a pre-emptive measure and there are no new positive COVID-19 cases at this time,” the note states. “The school remains open for all other learners and staff members.”
On Nov. 2, the RCDHU confirmed two students from Valour tested positive for COVID-19, but at that time indicated the cases were contracted outside of the school and there was no confirmed spread within the school at that time.
The school reminds everyone that the COVID-19 ministry’s school and child-care screening tools are to be done daily before going to work, school or day care, to monitor for symptoms and provide proper guidance. The screening tool can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/.
It notes if you or your household members have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 please call the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RCVTAC) for COVID-19 testing at 1-844-727-6404.
For more information, please visit the RCDHU’s website at https://www.rcdhu.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-2/ or call 613-735-8654 or 1-800-267-1097.