Covid scare at Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes High School

Students in 4th and 5th of the polyvalente Deux-Montagnes High School, in the Laurentians, will be on forced vacation from their second day of school. About twenty teachers were placed in preventative isolation as of Friday morning.

The parents were informed in the evening, Thursday the 27th of August. “It is with transparency that I inform you that several 4th and 5th secondary teachers will have to be in preventative isolation from tomorrow, Friday August 28, until Friday September 4 inclusively”, according to a message sent by the principal, Michel Perron.

These teachers are at “moderate risk” of contracting COVID-19 “because they have been in close contact with an infected person”. “This situation remains under control,” according to the administration.

Due to an “important issue of availability of human resources”, the 4th and 5th secondary students must stay at home on Friday, the time to “recruit the necessary staff so that classes resume on Monday August 31” , concludes the administration.

Classes are continuing as usual for students in Secondary 1st,2nd and 3d.  More than twenty teachers are in preventative isolation.  The Deux-Montagnes high school accommodates 1,700 students.