The Renfrew County and District Health Unit confirmed Monday that a student at Herman Street Public School in Petawawa has a positive laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. All students and staff who have been deemed to be a close contact of the positive case, have been given direction to go home immediately and self-isolate. The school remains open to in-person learning for all other students and staff.
The health unit is working closely with the Renfrew County District School Board to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place to protect all staff, students and the public. RCDHU staff is actively investigating the case and all high risk contacts will be contacted by RCDHU within 24 hours for further instructions.