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Toronto Catholic school is temporarily shutting down in-person learning after 18 cases of COVID-19 are detected.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) said the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School, located on Saffron Crescent in Etobicoke, near Highway 427 and Rathburn Road, is closed as of Monday.

TCDSB spokeswoman Shazia Vlahos said in a statement that 17 cases of COVID-19 were among the students and one is a staff member.

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“A school-wide dismissal is recommended as a precautionary measure to protect staff, students and the community from further transmission of COVID-19 within the school,” Vlahos said.

“The whole school dismissal can last up to 14 days, but the duration may vary depending on the investigation. “

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Students and staff will switch to distance learning during the closure.

Vlahos said Toronto Public Health had contacted close contacts and asked them to stay home, watch for symptoms and get tested.

The statement said take-home PCR test kits are available for school staff and students.

“The school community has been notified and further updates including the return date will be provided when available,” Vlahos said.








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