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Covid-19 Advisory

January 17, 2021

Individual has tested positive for COVID-19

at R.M. Moore Public School


Dear ADSB Parents and Guardians,


Algoma Public Health (APH) has advised us that an individual associated with R.M. Moore Public School has tested positive for COVID-19.


At this time, APH has conducted a careful investigation and has identified and notified anyone considered a close contact. Examples of close contacts include household members, people who have been in direct physical contact, and people who have spent more than 15 minutes together within 2 metres or 6 feet of each other, such as while sharing a meal or being in the same carpool. Brief interactions, like walking past someone in a hallway or on the sidewalk, are not generally considered close contact  situations.  APH directly calls all those that are considered high risk and sends a letter via email to all those considered low risk.  All contacts in this scenario are low risk.


Please be reassured that we are reviewing and confirming enhanced cleaning protocols at the school.  We know COVID-19 is present in our community, thus everyone is reminded to engage in practices to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Screening children/themselves
  • Staying home when sick
  • Minimizing contacts
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • Using personal protective equipment when appropriate (masking, eye protection)
  • Ensuring proper hand hygiene
  • Maintaining physical distancing.

We wish the individual a quick and full recovery.

For more information:

Please visit the APH website at



Algoma District School Board's Covid-19 Advisory
Parents, students and staff have an understandable interest in knowing when a COVID-19 positive case has been identified in their school.  Algoma District School Board will post information if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 that involves a student or a staff member in a school setting.

In the interests of privacy, information provided to school communities will not identify the student or staff member that has received a positive COVID-19 test.
If public health advises that a class, cohort or a school should be closed for a period of time, parents/guardians, students and staff will be notified immediately.  Notice of any closures of classes, cohorts or schools will be posted on our website.  There will be a link to the COVID-19 Advisory section on all school websites.
Learn about coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Ontario schools and what happens if an outbreak is confirmed at your school. Data is published weekdays at 10:30 a.m.
The charts below provide the number of active, confirmed, positive COVID-19 cases that have been linked to one of our schools.   Important: A positive case at a school does not necessarily ​mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community.
    Updated Jan 18, 2021
Elementary Schools Community Status
Anna McCrea Public School Sault Ste Marie (SSM) None
Arthur Henderson Public School Bruce Mines None
Ben R. McMullin Public School SSM None
Blind River Public School Blind River None
Boreal F.I. Public School SSM None
Central Algoma Elementary School Desbarats None
Central Algoma Intermediate School Desbarats None
Central Ave Public School  Elliot Lake None
Chapleau Elementary School Chapleau None
East View Public School SSM None
Echo Bay Public School Echo Bay None
Esten Park F.I. Public School Elliot Lake None
F.H. Clergue F.I. Public School SSM None
Grand View Public School SSM None
Greenwood Public School SSM None
H.M. Robbins Public School SSM None
Hornepayne Elementary School Hornepayne None
Isabel Fletcher Public School SSM None
Kiwedin Public School SSM None
Korah Intermediate School SSM None
Mountainview Public School Goulais River None
Northern Heights Public School SSM None
Parkland Public School SSM None
Pinewood Public School SSM None
Queen Elizabeth Public School SSM None
River View Public School
SSM None
R.M. Moore Public School SSM 1 active case
Rockhaven School Serpent River None
Sir James Dunn Public School Wawa None
St. Joseph Island Public School St. Joseph Island None
Superior Heights Intermediate School SSM None
Tarentorus Public School SSM None
Thessalon Public School Thessalon None
White Pines Intermediate School  SSM None
    Updated January 18, 2021
Secondary Schools Community Status
Central Algoma Secondary School Desbarats None
Chapleau Secondary School Chapleau None
Elliot Lake Secondary School Elliot Lake None
Hornepayne Secondary School Hornepayne None
Korah Collegiate  SSM None
Michipicoten High School Wawa None
Superior Heights Collegiate SSM None
W.C. Eaket Secondary Blind River None
White Pines Collegiate  SSM None