REGINA -- Regina’s Marion McVeety School will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after the Saskatchewan Health Authority confirmed a positive case of COVID-19.

Regina Public Schools announced the closure of the south Regina elementary school in a media release on Tuesday night.

"Marion McVeety school is closed today," the school board said on Wednesday. "Later today, the school will be contacting parents and informing them about the duration of the closure and next steps relating to student learning. There is a plan in place for students to keep learning. Student and staff safety always comes first."

The board said parents, guardians and staff were informed of the closure via automated messaging on Tuesday evening.

Any staff, student or school family members that show COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to contact HealthLine 811.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, headache, muscle and/or joint aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, dizziness, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite (difficulty feeding for children), loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.