The Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB), confirmed late Friday afternoon that a student at Opeongo High School has a positive laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.
The health unit directed a class of students and a number of staff to go home immediately and self-isolate. The school remains open to in-person learning and will be open on Monday morning to receive students and staff.
RCDHU is working closely with the RCDSB 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 following up with immediate contacts to prevent further spread of COVID-19. All high risk contacts will be contacted by RCDHU for further instructions. A high risk contact is a person who has:• Had close physical contact (less than 2 metres) with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19;• Been in the same room, workspace, area and/or living in the same household with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19;• Provided direct care for an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 without consistent use of appropriate public health precautions;• Had direct contact with bodily fluids of an individual who has tested positive for COVID