HALIFAX -- A high school in Campbellton, N.B. is closed Friday for cleaning due to a positive COVID-19 case connected to the school.

In a post to the Sugarloaf Senior High School Facebook page, principal Michael O’Toole confirmed that a positive case had been identified at the school.

The school will be closed on Friday, October 9 for cleaning. Contact tracing is underway.

“We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days. Public Health officials will contact you if your child has been in close contact with the confirmed case and will tell you if your child needs to self-isolate. If you are not contacted by Public Health officials, your child can continue to attend school,” wrote O’Toole in the Facebook post.

O'Toole says students who live in Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-a-la-Croix on the Quebec side of the border will receive laptops and other technology to allow them to participate in remote learning.

During Friday's news update, New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs announced that all students from the high school will be learning remotely on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14.

Students from Quebec will be transitioning to full-time online effective Tuesday.

School staff are working to provide students with access to belongings and anything they may require for online learning. 

O'Toole added that anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 should call Tele-Care 811 or register online for a test. 

Public health officials aren’t saying if the positive case is a student or faculty member.

"Once the contact tracing has been completed and the cleaning has been done, further steps will be provided to the school community, but at this point at time that is still underway," added Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health during Friday's news update.

One of the three new cases identified in New Brunswick on Thursday involved an individual between the ages of 30 and 39 years old in the Campbellton area, and is under investigation.

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Posted by Sugarloaf Senior High School on Thursday, October 8, 2020