Islamic school in Scarborough closes as 13 COVID cases identified

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An Islamic school in Scarborough will temporarily close for in-person classes and activities beginning Friday due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Toronto Public Health said 13 COVID cases, including eight new cases on Thursday, had been identified at Salaheddin Islamic School, located at 741 Kennedy Rd.

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“We are recommending a whole school dismissal as a precautionary measure to protect staff and students and the community from further COVID-19 transmission within the school,” TPH said in a tweet Thursday. “TPH will continue to work w/our school community & have notified close contacts & ask them to stay home, monitor for symptoms & get tested. We’ll work closely with our school partners to determine when in-person learning will resume.”

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Ontario reported 711 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday — the highest since September — and 314 were in fully vaccinated individuals.

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