Pembroke — The Renfrew County District School Board (District) has been notified by Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) that a student at Eganville and District Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. The health unit has 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 for all other students and the district is working closely with RCDHU to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place to protect all staff and students. This includes cleaning and disinfecting all items touched by the individual, and removing and storing items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected (paper, books, etc.). All cleaning protocols have been implemented by the Facilities staff.
The RCDHU will contact the parents/guardians of classmates of the student who has tested positive for COVID-19 to provide them with direction and guidance on next steps. If you are not directly contacted by RCDHU then your child is not a close contact and should not be at increased risk from COVID-19. However, parents are asked to self-monitor their children for symptoms.
All students directed to self-isolate will receive support to maintain school work during the self-isolation period and will receive ongoing communication directly from Eganville District Public School.
The RCDSB reminds parents/guardians of students, as well as any visitors/volunteers to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool or COVID-19 self-assessment each day prior to attending school.
If you/your child experience any symptoms of COVID-19 listed on the provincial COVID-19 Screening Tool, please call the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment (VTAC – 1-844-727-6404) or your family doctor.
We will continue to provide additional information to parents / guardians as it is available.