SUDBURY -- Public Health Sudbury & Districts has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Lockerby Composite School in Greater Sudbury after another person tested positive for the virus.

In accordance with provincial guidance, an outbreak in a school is declared when two or more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 are linked and occur within 14 days of each other, and at least one case could have acquired their infection in the school.

Public Health is working closely with the school community and Rainbow District School Board to ensure all necessary public health measures are put into place to identify potential cases and limit spread. Parents and guardians will receive specific public health guidance.

Previously dismissed individuals must continue to follow the guidance provided by public health.

As of today, all schools in the health unit's coverage area are moving to remote learning, with the exception of Chapleau, Foleyet and Gogama.

Parents and guardians of students can visit the Rainbow District School Board website for information. Updates about COVID-19 testing, confirmed cases, and outbreaks in Greater Sudbury, the District of Sudbury, and the District of Manitoulin are posted online.

COVID-19 testing appointments can be arranged through the Health Sciences North Assessment Centre: the preferred option is to request an appointment online or to call 705-671-7373 during regular business hours.

The area covered by the health unit is in grey-lockdown, brining measures that include no indoor gatherings, except with members of the same household, outdoor gathering limits, closures to restaurants, bars, personal care services, sports and recreation facilities, and capacity limits in retail stores.

For more information or if you have questions, visit or call the health unit at 705-522-9200 (toll-free 1-866-522-9200).