Stonecrest reports first COVID-19 case

KINBURN – A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Stonecrest Elementary School.

On Sunday, Nov. 22 principal Nancy Dlouhy contacted parents to share the news.

“I am emailing because Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has been notified that an individual associated with Stonecrest Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19,” Dlouhy wrote in an email Sunday obtained by West Carleton Online. “I realize that this information may be stressful and would like you to know that we are working with Ottawa Public Health to navigate this situation.”

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) confirms It is a student case of COVID-19 but names of any infected person are not released to respect their privacy.

“OPH is working with the school to identify students and staff who are high risk contacts of a person who tested positive,” Dlouhy said. “If your child is a high-risk contact, by end of day today (Nov. 22) you will receive a letter from OPH with instructions on self-isolating at home and next steps. If you do not receive a letter by the end of the day, you or your child are not a high-risk contact.”

Stonecrest is the first elementary school in West Carleton to confirm a case. West Carleton Secondary School declared two confirmed cases at the end of October. Both cases are now confirmed resolved. For all schools under the OCDSB umbrella there are 31 active student cases and four active staff cases. In total the OCDSB has 193 resolved COVID-19 cases.

Neither St. Michael’s Catholic schools, Fitzroy Harbour and Corkery, have reported a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board declares there are 12 active cases for students and one for staff spread out over nine of the board’s 89 schools.

All Saints High School had reported cases earlier as well, but currently all are resolved.