COVID-19 cases reported at 53 Catholic schools in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm

Catholic schools in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon have seen a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases among students and staff. (Photo: Unsplash)

Catholic schools in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon are reporting significantly more COVID-19 cases among students and staff as the holidays quickly approach.

The latest numbers from the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, updated today, show that 53 schools (43 elementary, 10 secondary) are reporting ongoing cases of the virus.

That’s a dramatic increase from earlier in the fall when the number of schools reporting cases had dropped to below 20.

Dufferin-Peel schools are reporting 78 active student cases and 19 active staff cases of the virus, in addition to 99 closed classrooms.

A closed classroom means the children from that class are sent home to learn remotely during a quarantine period of at least 10 days. 

Meanwhile, Peel Public Health declared a new outbreak yesterday at the Circle of Children Academy school in Mississauga, a daycare and early childhood education centre.

That brings the number of confirmed outbreaks at Peel schools, both Dufferin-Peel Catholic and Peel District School Board schools, to 15.

Outbreaks have been declared at the following schools:

  • Circle of Children Academy – Mississauga
  • Dixie Public School – Mississauga
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School – Mississauga
  • Tomken Road Middle School – Mississauga
  • St. Gerard School – Mississauga
  • St. Gregory Elementary School – Mississauga
  • St. Martin Secondary School – Mississauga
  • St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre – Mississauga
  • Camilla Rd. Sr. Public School – Mississauga
  • St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
  • Robert H. Lagerquist – Brampton
  • St Josephine Bakhita CES – Brampton
  • É Élém Carrefour des Jeunes – Brampton
  • Lester B Pearson Catholic School – Brampton
  • St. John Paul II CES – Caledon

 

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