KEMPSEY West Public School has been shut down for deep cleaning after a member of the school community tested positive for COVID-19.
The announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon and all staff and students are now required to self-isolate.
Fourteen positive cases have been identified in Kempsey over the last two weeks.
There have been 53 cases reported in the Mid North Coast Local Health District since the beginning of the current NSW outbreak.
Principal Todd Potter said the school was declared non-operational as soon as the advice was received by the Department of Education via NSW Health authorities.
"Our school will be non-operational effective immediately for the on-site attendance of staff and students to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning," Mr Potter said in a statement on the school's Facebook page last night.
"All staff and students are asked to self-isolate until you receive further advice."
NSW Health has urged anyone who has been unwell or has symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness to be tested at one of the COVID-19 testing clinics.
Further information about COVID-19 is available on the NSW government website.
"The NSW Department of Education will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained," Mr Potter said.
"The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to.
"While we recognise this will be disruptive and inconvenient for families, it is important that we follow NSW Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission to support our community."
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