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Outbreak declared at KCI after second positive case this week

Public Health confirmed a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 after a student in the same cohort tested positive Wednesday
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Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed an outbreak at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School.

The Waterloo Region District School Board says a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 Friday and the member was in the same cohort as the student who tested positive Wednesday.

No other classrooms or cohorts will be dismissed and no further action is required for the current classroom that has been dismissed. 

The school board will continue to take direction from Public Health and will provide further updates as necessary.

An outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school including transportation and before or after school care.

So far, there have been 12 cases in students here, plus two involving a staff member.

- September 25: One staff member at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, Kitchener 

- September 23: One student at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, Kitchener

- September 23: One student at St. David Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo

- September 22: One student at Forest Hill Public School, Kitchener 

- September 22: Two students at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, Kitchener

- September 22: One student at Preston High School, Cambridge 

- September 21: One student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Kitchener 

- September 21: One student at Clemens Mills Public School, Cambridge 

- September 21: One student at Williamsburg Public School, Kitchener 

- September 21: One student at Huron Heights Secondary School, Kitchener 

- September 20: One student at Riverside Public School, Elmira

- September 16: One student at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, Cambridge 

- September 6: One staff member at Edna Staebler Public School, Waterloo 

 




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