Leadership with the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has received notification that two students at Sioux North High School, in Sioux Lookout, have tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, two classrooms rooms have been closed.

According to the KPDSB, "The Northwestern Health Unit has determined that there was no exposure to students and staff in the school for one of the cases and has directed us to close two classes in the school as a result of the second case."

The school board is working with NWHU to make sure all potential risks are minimized. Due to the board's COVID-19 prevention strategies in place, those families who have not been contacted directly by our staff on March 13, 2021, are deemed to be at no additional risk and can continue to attend school as usual.

School community members are remained to take the government's COVID screening tool before attending school daily.

Earlier today, ten cases of COVID-19 were reported across the region. Six in the Sioux Lookout region, two in the Kenora region, and two in the Dryden / Red Lake region.