News COVID-19 shows up at Cochrane school SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Saturday, Dec. 5th, 2020 The top part of the letter sent to parents and staff of Ecole Catholique Nouveau-Regard in Cochrane, telling them someone in the K-12 school that also houses a daycare centre has tested positive for COVID-19. UPDATE 12:00pm SUNDAY, DEC. 6: A news release from the Porcupine Health Unit says “(PHU) is reporting one probable case of COVID-19. The individual resides in the region of Matheson, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Smooth Rock Falls and is in self-isolation.” It does not mention the school in Cochrane. A case of COVID-19 is reported at the French Catholic school in Cochrane. A letter to parents and staff says that someone at Nouveau-Regard has tested positive. It doesn’t specify whether it’s a staff member or student at the K-12 facility that also has a daycare centre in it. It goes on to state the same information and advice from other instances of the virus being detected in a school in the Porcupine Health Unit region: Attendance records have been shared with PHU; any close contacts with the positive case will be contacted by the health unit; and families should closely monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.