SUDBURY -- The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has confirmed a member of the École Secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité school community in Sturgeon Falls has tested positive for COVID-19.

"The health unit is working with Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord to ensure that all close contacts are contacted directly," the health unit said in a news release Tuesday.

"As the individual was at École Secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité during their infectious period, the Health Unit has dismissed the Grade 9 cohort to self-isolate and be tested. The current situation does not meet the criteria to declare an outbreak. The individual is currently self-isolating."

Parents or guardians of students at the school who have questions can call the health unit's school call centre at 1-800-563-2808, option 6.

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and then use Ontario's Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek further care. If you need further assistance call your health care provider or the Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808. If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and mention your symptoms.

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