DAILY UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak at one public school in Burlington, Oakville, Milton reported on Oct. 14

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Published October 14, 2021 at 10:24 am

One Halton public school has had an outbreak of COVID-19 declared by the local Public Health Unit.

Anne J. MacArthur Public School in Milton has three active cases of COVID-19 among students, although the Halton District School Board continues to claim there are no closed classrooms at the facility.

Halton Public Health declares an outbreak when it’s probable that a case was passed from person to person at the location or during school transportation.

Overall, there are now 13 active COVID-19 cases at public schools in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills on Oct. 14.

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.

The Board continues to insist that at least one student, or the teacher, from the class where the positive case was reported, has returned to school, even among students too young to be vaccinated.

Here’s a list of schools currently reporting at least one COVID-19 case:

Elementary

  • Anne J. MacArthur: 3 students
  • Falgarwood: 2 students
  • Hawthorne Village: 2 student
  • Joshua Creek: 1 student
  • Maple Grove: 1 staff

Secondary

  • Craig Kielburger: 1 student
  • Garth Webb: 1 student
  • Nelson: 2 students
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