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

WELLINGTON COUNTY – As of Oct. 22, there are 16 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 121 cases have been reported at 44 schools in the region.

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

Confirmed cases are currently being reported at the following schools:

  • Primrose Elementary School in Mulmur, one case, one classroom closed;
  • Spencer Avenue Elementary School in Orangeville, three cases, two classrooms closed;
  • St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School in Orangeville, one case, all classrooms remain open;
  • Dufferin Area Christian School in Amaranth, ten student cases, one staff case (outbreak declared by WDGPH).

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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