DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19 cases at 12 Halton public schools, zero classrooms closed on Oct. 4
Published October 4, 2021 at 4:50 pm
There are 24 active COVID-19 cases in Halton public schools being reported as of the end of Oct. 1.
A dozen Halton District School Board facilities, of the 106 total, are reporting at least one case. Twenty-three are among students and one is staff.
Curiously, the board isn’t reporting any closed classrooms.
A classroom is considered closed when the teacher and students have to spend at least 10 days quarantining at home and learning online.
“We do have some schools that have outbreaks in classrooms, but we don’t have any classes that are considered completely ‘closed’,” said a board spokesperson.
“A student or staff member who is vaccinated (or had covid in the last 90 days), or was away from school during the exposure, can return to school – therefore that classroom isn’t ‘closed’.”
This is most often the case at the secondary level, where students can choose to be vaccinated. However, among earlier grades, where younger students can’t yet be vaccinated, it’s less likely a student would be able to return to school.
Followup questions to the board remain unanswered.
Here’s a list of schools currently reporting at least one COVID-19 case:
- Alton Village: 4 students
- Bruce Trail: 1 student
- Eastview: 2 students
- Escarpment View: 2 students
- Glenview: 1 student
- Irma Coulson: 6 student
- James W. Hill: 1 student
- Rolling Meadows: 1 student
- Tiger Jeet Singh: 1 student
- WH Morden: 2 student
- Craig Kielburger: 1 student
- MM Robinson: 1 student, 1 staff