Student at Winnipeg high school has COVID-19, but risk of spread low: officials

WINNIPEG — Health officials say a student at a Winnipeg high school has tested positive for COVID-19.

But they say the Grade 7 student did not acquire the virus at Churchill High School, which had its first day of classes on Tuesday.

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A news release says the student, while asymptomatic, attended class for a limited time and took public transit.

It says the risk of spread is low, as physical distancing was maintained at school and the student wore a mask while in the school and on the bus.

Those in the student's cohort are being notified and there will be more cleaning at the school as a precaution.

Officials say no one has been told to self-isolate but people should self-monitor for symptoms of the illness.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on Sept. 9, 2020

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