COVID-19 outbreak declared at École Élémentaire Publique Madeleine-De-Roybon

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL & A) have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at École Élémentaire Publique Madeleine-De-Roybon, a French elementary school located in central Kingston.

Madeleine-De-Roybon Elementary Public School on Gilmour Avenue in Kingston. Image via Google Maps.

The epidemic was declared on Friday, December 24, 2021 and concerns four cases, three of which are currently active, according to local public health. While the Conseil des écoles public de l’Est de l’Ontario, the French-language public school board in Ontario, lists active and resolved cases within its schools, there are currently only two active cases listed at the École Élémentaire Publique Madeleine-De-Roybon – a member case staff and a student case. KFL & A Public Health does not specify whether the cases involved in the outbreak are those of staff and / or students.

According to the Eastern Ontario Public School Board, three classes are closed due to the outbreak, but no class cohort has been affected. The school remains open, according to the council.

There are currently 53 COVID-19 outbreaks in KFL & A, involving 246 active cases. Of these epidemics, 21 (or 39.6%) occur in schools in the region.

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