East Three Elementary School in Inuvik is closing temporarily for 10 days following an outbreak of COVID-19.
The exposure occurred all day from Nov. 3. through to the 5.
A total of 11 cases were reported in the community, with nine cases coming from children.
The elementary school, as well as the high school, has since chosen to close temporarily to reduce the spread of the virus.
“All extracurricular activities in Inuvik (including all activities unrelated to school) involving youth under 12 will be cancelled for the duration of the order,” reads a press release.
Students and staff hoping to return to school on Nov. 18. must be tested on or around day 10 of their isolation and will be provided with an assessment card.
The temporary order was put in place on Nov. 7.