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Four St. Paul Education schools confirm COVID cases this week

Glen Avon School, St. Paul Regional High School, St. Paul Elementary, and Mallaig School confirm cases of COVID-19 connected to schools this week.
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ST. PAUL - Four St. Paul area schools have confirmed active COVID-19 cases connected to the facilities since Sunday. 

On March 7, Glen Avon School (K-9) and St. Paul Regional High School sent out letters to parents and guardians stating there was an active case connected to each school. Both schools are located within the Town of St. Paul.

The two cases resulted in about 65 people having to go into isolation, according to St. Paul Education superintendent Glen Brodziak.

St. Paul Elementary confirmed two cases at that K to Grade 5 school on Monday. The cases resulted in about 50 staff and students having to isolate.

Then on March 10, a letter was sent out from the school division stating an individual from Mallaig School (K-12) had tested positive for the virus. About 50 staff and students have been required to isolate in relation to the Mallaig case, confirmed Brodziak.

Ashmont School has been on outbreak status and Kindergarten to Grade 6 students have been doing at-home learning since February. As of Wednesday, no decision had been made about K-6 students returning to in-person learning. A decision is expected to be made on Thursday, said Brodziak.

According to the provincial government's school status map, Ashmont School is still in outbreak status, with St. Paul Elementary School on alert with its two cases. Racette Jr. High School is also listed on alert but no new cases have been confirmed at the school since it was put into alert status in mid-February.