Two more schools in Sudbury, Ont., ordered to close amid COVID-19 outbreaks

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SUDBURY, Ont. — Public health officials have ordered the closure of two more schools in Sudbury, Ont., after more COVID-19 cases were linked to outbreaks.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is advising all students, visitors and staff at Jean Hanson Public School and Algonquin Public School to self-isolate and immediately get tested.

Specific classes were dismissed at the two schools last week when COVID-19 outbreaks were declared.

The health unit says it has since determined potential widespread infection at the schools.

It says the schools have no confirmed cases of a COVID-19 variant to date.

The closures follow the dismissal of two other schools  – Lasalle Secondary School and Cyril Varney Public School – last week after five confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants were found.

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