The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is confirming an individual from the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19 and was at school during their infectious period.

At this time, the Grade 7 and 8 cohort as well as individuals who boarded the #52 Allouette Bus Lines route are being asked to self-isolate. Bus route #52 also serves other students from White Woods Public School and Northern Secondary School. The Health Unit is working with the school and Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board to ensure all high-risk contacts are contacted. The current situation does not meet the criteria to declare an outbreak.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student at Our Lady of Sorrows School and have questions, please contact the Health Unit at [email protected] or by calling the Health Unit’s School Call Centre at 1-800-563-2808 and following the prompts. Please note that because of high call volumes to the Health Unit’s vaccine booking centre, phone lines may be busy.

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and then use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek further care. If you need further assistance, call your health care provider or the Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808. If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and mention your symptoms.