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CCI informs parents of COVID case at school

A letter sent to parents today indicates a staff or student tested positive for COVID-19
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A student or staff at Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) has tested positive according to a letter sent to parents today. 

The letter is signed by CCI Principal Charlene Scime, and states the school is working with the school board and Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium as well as the health unit to prevent further spread of the virus in the school. 

"The health unit will determine who is at risk," states Scime in her note, adding the health unit will reach out to those who were in close contact with the person who has COVID-19. "Please be assured that if you do not receive communication directly from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, your child is not considered a close contact of the individual who tested positive for COVID-19." 

She noted those not contacted by the health unit and who pass the daily screening may continue attending classes at CCI.

The letter does not state whether the person with COVID-19 is a staff member or a student and does not indicate whether or not a classroom has been closed as a result of the case. 

The Simcoe County District School Board has been updating its website on weekdays with new case information and will typically indicate whether a classroom is closed because of the case. 

CollingwoodToday will have an update to this story tomorrow.