WINNIPEG - Nearly 150 students and their families are self-isolating at home after a COVID-19 outbreak at a Manitoba school.
Officials at Virden Collegiate Institute say their grade 11 and grade 12 classes have had three students and one staff member test positive for the virus so far. One of those cases, the principal says, is a variant of concern. Meanwhile the entire high school is taking classes remotely, and expects to continue online-only classes until next Thursday.
The school says a temporary testing site will be set up this weekend, and if a student among the 145 in the impacted grades gets a negative test result, they will no longer be required to isolate with their families.
The principal notes that, fortunately, this is the first time the school has had any cases since COVID-19 first arrived in the province.