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

WELLINGTON COUNTY – As of Dec. 3, there are 20 active cases of COVID-19 reported at schools across the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region.

Since students returned to classrooms on Sept. 7, a total of 188 cases have been reported at 60 schools in the region.

Eleven cases have been reported at four child care facilities in the WDGPH region over the same period.

Confirmed cases are currently being reported at the following schools:

  • John F. Ross CVI in Guelph, two cases, two cohorts closed;
  • Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston, one case, one cohort closed;
  • Centennial CVI in Guelph, one case, two cohorts closed;
  • Arthur Public School in Arthur, one case, all classrooms remain open;
  • King George Public School in Guelph, two cases, one classroom closed;
  • Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest, one case, all cohorts remain open;
  • J.D. Hogarth Public School in Fergus, one case, one classroom closed;
  • Primrose Elementary School in Guelph, two cases, one classroom closed;
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary  School in Guelph, two cases, one classroom closed;
  • St. John Catholic Elementary School in Guelph, two cases, two classrooms closed;
  • St. Ignatius Catholic Elementary School in Guelph, two cases, one classroom closed;
  • St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School in Orangeville, one staff case, two classrooms closed;
  • St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School in Orangeville, one staff case, one classroom closed; and
  • Guelph Montessori School in Guelph, one student case (outbreak declared by WDGHP).

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. It was originally published on Sept. 15, 2021. 

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