The Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie and the Centre de services scolaire Marie-Victorin have decided to close Gérard-Filion High School in Longueuil for two weeks as a "preventative measure" after multiple COVID-19 cases among students and teachers were identified.
The Marie-Victorin service centre says that seven teachers and 26 students are infected.
COVID-19 Cases At Gérard-Filion High School
"The Direction de santé publique believes that temporary closure is the best way to stop transmission in the school," it said in a statement.
Public health medical assistant Dr. Mathieu Lanthier-Veilleux explained that students and teachers are undergoing testing.
Students will begin distance learning between Monday and Wednesday, depending on their grade.
Marie-Victorin concludes by stating that "this situation is part of a broader context of increasing cases in the general population."
Quebec reported 896 on Sunday, September 27.