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COVID-19 outbreaks declared over at St. Ignatius, St. Ann schools

Thunder Bay District Health Unit declares outbreaks over at two local Catholic schools.

THUNDER BAY – Health authorities have declared COVID-19 outbreaks resolved at two local Catholic schools, St. Ann School and St. Ignatius High School.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit announced the news Monday evening, saying it had found no evidence of additional spread of the virus at either school.

Anyone identified as a positive case or close contact is still required to stay home and not return to the school until cleared by public health, the agency said.

The health unit declared the outbreak at St. Ann on Nov. 26, three days after a case was first reported at the Westfort elementary school.

There were a total of 18 cases confirmed in the outbreak, with the most recent reported on Dec. 3.

The outbreak at St. Ignatius, declared on Nov. 27, involved just three cases.

The most recent was reported at the Current River high school on Dec. 3.

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