Ontario school ordered to close after three cases of COVID-19 detected among staff

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PEMBROKE, Ont. – A high school in eastern Ontario has been ordered to close after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19 since last Friday.

The Renfrew County District School Board posted a social media notice on Wednesday indicating that the local public health unit had ordered the immediate closure of Fellowes High School in Pembroke, Ont.

The notice says the third case of COVID-19 was detected on Wednesday and was linked to two previously reported cases, all among staff at the school located northwest of Ottawa.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit declared the outbreak on Tuesday after the second case was detected.

The school board said the school will remain closed until public health officials approve its reopening.

The council says people who are not contacted by public health are considered to be at low risk of exposure.

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