Three classrooms within Dryden High School have reopened today after exposure to COVID-19 was reported in the school late last month.

Leadership with the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and Northwestern Health Unit closed two of the classrooms after two students tested positive for the virus on March 28, before closing down the third classroom out of caution on March 29.

One of the students had tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19, an especially dangerous variant of concern of the virus with a higher death rate and faster rates of infection. As of March 31, the NWHU said the case was not linked to travel outside of the region.

Students are asked to continue taking Ontario’s self-screening tool daily before attending class.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, is asked to immediately self-isolate, get tested and remain in isolation until your test results are known.

Everyone in your household must isolate if anyone has COVID-19 symptoms or they are awaiting test results after experiencing symptoms.