COVID-19 in schools, daycare centres: the latest count

WELLINGTON COUNTY – As of Sept. 16, there are 18 active cases of COVID-19 reported at schools across the region.

Since students returned to classrooms on Sept. 7, a total of 25 cases have been reported at 14 schools in the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) and Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB).

Two cases have been reported at one child care facility in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health region over the same period.

Confirmed cases are currently being reported at the following schools:

  • Elora Public School, four cases, three classrooms closed;
  • Waverly Drive Public School in Guelph, one case, one classroom closed (down from three on Sept. 10);
  • John Galt Public School in Guelph, one case, all classrooms remain open;
  • Edward Johnson Public School in Guelph, two cases, one classroom closed;
  • Primrose Elementary School, one case, one classroom closed;
  • Ken Danby Public School in Guelph, two cases, two classrooms closed;
  • Guelph CVI, one case, one cohort closed;
  • College Heights Secondary School in Guelph, one case, one cohort closed;
  • June Avenue Public School in Guelph, two cases, two classrooms closed;
  • Jean Little Public School in Guelph, one case, one classroom closed;
  • Rickson Ridge Public School in Guelph, one case, one classroom closed; and
  • St. James Catholic High School in Guelph, one case, all cohorts remain open.

There are currently two active cases at the ÉÉC Saint-René-Goupil elementary school in Guelph (two student cases) and three active cases at the Ressurection Christian Academy in Guelph (two student cases and one staff case).

A positive case at a school or child care facility does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 in that setting; they may have acquired it elsewhere.

In all cases, officials conduct case management and contact tracing and students and families are advised to follow the direction of public health and their school board or child care provider.

*This article will be updated as new cases are reported.

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