Student at Kitchener high school tests positive for coronavirus

For the second time in as many days, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is reporting a new positive test for the novel coronavirus involving a student.

On Monday, the school announced that a student at Huron Heights Secondary School in Kitchener has tested positive for the virus becoming the third student in Waterloo Region to do so since Labour Day weekend.

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On Sunday, the board announced a positive test for a student at Riverside Public School in Elmira had also caught the virus.

There have been two other cases connected to schools in the area since Sept. 1.

A kindergarten student at a Cambridge elementary school tested positive for the coronavirus last week. And on Labour Day weekend, it was announced that a staff member at a Waterloo school had also tested positive.

The WRDSB said the Huron Heights student was last at the school on Sept. 17.

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It said that Waterloo Public Health will be in contact with all high-risk contacts connected with the Huron Heights student.

The board also said, “high-risk contacts in the identified cohort will be directed to self-isolate until at least October 1, and longer if symptomatic.”

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