WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has recommended a Catholic elementary school close due to an increased number of COVID-19 cases.

St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School will close for in-person learning next week, according to a letter from the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.

The board’s website indicates six active student cases, two staff members and five classes dismissed.

Prior to dismissal Friday, students were told that they would be learning online next week.

The board sent a dismissal letter to parents from the health unit containing instructions about COVID-19 testing, isolation periods and other instructions.

The health unit says there are six active school outbreaks in the region.