Toronto elementary school reopens after closing due to COVID-19 outbreak

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TORONTO – A Toronto elementary school that was forced to close last week due to a COVID-19 outbreak was given the green light to reopen on Tuesday. In a tweet, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) confirmed that Toronto Public Health had completed its investigation into the outbreak at Mason Junior Public School and that the school would now be allowed to reopen.

An outbreak was declared at the school, located near Eglinton Avenue East and Markham Road, on September 27 after three staff members and a student tested positive for COVID-19.

Glen Park Public School in North York was the first TDSB school to declare an outbreak of the virus on September 25 after two students tested positive for COVID-19.

The school remains open but a teacher and 35 students from two class cohorts have been sent home to self-isolate for 14 days.

Martin Grove Collegiate Institute, a TDSB high school in Etobicoke, remains open after eight COVID-19 infections confirmed at the school.

“There are cases affiliated with this school, however, our in-depth investigation reveals that the infections were acquired outside of school,” Toronto deputy medical officer of health, Dr. Vinita Dubey, told CP24 Monday.

‚ÄúThere is no evidence of transmission at the school at this time, and therefore no epidemic has been declared. ”

According to the latest data published on the school board’s website, there have been 96 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among TDSB students and 32 among staff.

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