Brandon School Division officials registered two more COVID-19 exposures on Monday evening, revealing new cases at Riverheights School and École O’Kelly School from CFB Shilo.
According to a pair of letters sent out on Monday night, the confirmed case at Riverheights School involved someone who was in a Grade 1 classroom (who may have been infectious throughout Sept. 9-10), whereas the exposure at École O’Kelly may have impacted three separate grades (where the individual may have been infectious on Sept. 10).
In both cases, BSD officials noted that "the infection was not believed to be acquired at school."
These two notices come a day after BSD registered its first COVID case of the 2021-22 academic year, which was found in a Grade 12 class from Vincent Massey High School.
Elsewhere in the province, several other K-12 institutions are also reeling from fresh COVID discoveries following the first week of school.
At least one Grade 1 class in the Hanover School Division, located in Steinbach, has even shifted to remote learning until Sept. 23 after registering a new COVID case on Sunday.
In Winnipeg, École R.H.G. Bonnycastle School is working closely with Public Health officials after discovering a COVID case in a kindergarten class.
At a news conference on Monday, chief provincial public health officer Brent Roussin said the province is tracking all cases in Manitoba schools and will publish information on total cases at some point in the near future.
As of Tuesday morning, the province has yet to launch its online school exposure dashboard for the 2021-22 academic year.
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