Twelve schools in region reporting active COVID-19 cases

WELLINGTON COUNTY – As of March 24, 12 schools in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region, including two in Wellington County, are reporting active COVID-19 cases.

The Upper Grand District School Board was reporting cases at eight schools, including:

  • Brisbane Public School, one confirmed staff case, six classes closed;
  • JD Hogarth Public School in Fergus, two student cases, one classroom closed;
  • Ken Danby PS in Guelph, one student case, one classroom closed;
  • William C. Winegard PS in Guelph, one student case, one classroom closed;
  • Orangeville District Secondary School, two student cases, one cohort closed;
  • Grand Valley and District PS, one student case, all classrooms open;
  • Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, one student case, one classroom closed; and
  • John F. Ross CVI, one student case, all classrooms open.

As of March 24, the Wellington District Catholic School Board was reporting one case and one classroom closed at three Guelph elementary schools: Holy Trinity, Sacred Heart and St. Paul.

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is reporting one case at St. Benedict elementary school in Orangeville (classroom closures unknown).

Across Ontario, 1,011 schools currently have active COVID-19 cases and 43 schools are closed due to outbreaks.

Locally, students returned to in-class instruction on Feb. 8 after five weeks of online learning due to the province-wide lockdown and stay-at-home order. Since then over 40 schools in the WDGPH region have reported cases.

Prior to the Christmas holiday break, a total of 53 schools and five child care facilities in the region had reported cases since September.