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