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Two more COVID-19 cases connected to local schools

The province says both Dartmouth South Academy and Auburn Drive High School will be closed to students until Monday
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Two more cases of COVID-19 in the province are connected to schools in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The province says both Dartmouth South Academy and Auburn Drive High School will be closed to students until Monday.

"A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the closure," it said in a news release. "Families will receive an update before students return to school on Monday."

Public health officials are now in the process of tracking down close contacts and letting them know their next steps, which will include testing and self-isolation.

"Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff be tested," the province said. "No self-isolation is required, unless people have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms."

Both cases came in after the deadline for reporting case data, so they will be included in Wednesday's daily case count.

Two other cases connected to local schools were announced earlier this week.

St. Joseph's - Alexander McKay Elementary and South Woodside Elementary are both closed to students until Thursday.




Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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