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Two Local Elementary Schools With Active Positive Case Of Coronavirus, 3 Classrooms Closed

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Trillium Lakelands District School Board is reporting two local elementary schools have a confirmed case of Coronavirus. Three classrooms are closed.

Woodville Elementary has one student case and two classrooms closed. Grandview Public School in Bethany has one student case and one classroom is closed. Students and teachers were reportedly sent sent home to self isolate.

In a letter sent to parents on April 7th the health unit says students who were on Bus K508 First Student Bowmanville on April 1st may have been exposed and are considered a high-risk contact.  K508 goes to Grandview, Rolling Hills and IE Weldon according to parents.

“This letter serves as an official notice of your child’s mandatory quarantine and testing recommendation.” said the letter.

Under quarantine the child is not allowed to leave the property unless it is for COVID testing or to seek medical help.

The mandatory quarantine runs from April 7-15th.

The Ontario government issued a province-wide stay-at-home order beginning on April 8th. Schools will remain open.

Two new cases of Coronavirus were reported in Kawartha Lakes on Wednesday. There are currently 23 active cases of the virus in Kawartha Lakes and the heath unit is tracking 54 high risk contacts. There have been 38 cases of a variant of concern identified in Kawartha Lakes to date. 55 People have lost their lives.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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