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Two more school bus routes in Sudbury cancelled due to COVID-19 exposures

The morning secondary and intermediate portion of bus route L500 affecting students from St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School has been cancelled due to a COVID-19 exposure and is expected to resume on Nov. 23.

The afternoon secondary and intermediate portion of bus route L022 affecting students from St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School has been cancelled for the same reason.

There are around 40 bus routes in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts that have been cancelled over the last week due to COVID-19 exposures and a school bus driver shortage.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts notified the Rainbow District School Board that two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in students at Redwood Acres Public School on Wednesday.

A letter posted to the school board’s website said that Redwood Acres remains open for in-person learning.

By direction of Public Health, students in the Grade 1 class in room 11 and students in the Grade 5 class in room 18 are required to self-isolate to and including Nov. 22.

Direction for staff is based on immunization status.

Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Redwood Acres PS on Nov. 13. There are currently eight active cases of COVID-19 confirmed in students at the school.

In total, there are 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Rainbow schools.

This includes one confirmed case of COVID-19 at R.H. Murray Public School, two at Sudbury Secondary School, two at Walden Public School, one at Valley View Public School, one at Central Manitoulin Public School, and one at A.B. Ellis Public School in Espanola.

The outbreak at Sudbury Secondary School declared by Public Health on Nov. 12 remains active.

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board (SCDSB) reported one new case of COVID-19 at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School.

According to the school board’s website, one class has been closed as a result of the new case, but the school remains open for in-person learning.

There are 18 active cases of COVID-19 at SCDSB schools, including three at St. Charles College, two at St. David, and one at St. James.

Outbreaks have been declared at St. Anne School, where there are currently five active cases of COVID-19, and at Holy Trinity Catholic School, where there are currently six active cases.

All schools remain open for in-person learning.

The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) recently reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at École publique de la Rivière-des-Français in French River.

There is also one active case of COVID-19 at CSPGNO’s board site in Greater Sudbury.

There are nine active cases of COVID-19 among staff and students at Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario schools.

The most recent case was reported at École secondaire catholique Champlain in Chelmsford on Tuesday.
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