Oakville schools currently dealing with 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Published October 8, 2021 at 3:59 pm

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Elementary School is currently dealing with two cases of COVID-19. HCDSB PHOTO

An overwhelming majority of the current COVID-19 cases in Halton schools are in Oakville.

A total of 15 cases have been confirmed at Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) and the Halton District School Board (HDSB) schools.

An outbreak is declared when the Halton Public Health determines it’s likely a case was passed from one person to another either at school or while on transportation to or from school.

HCDSB is currently dealing with six COVID-19 cases and has had to close one classroom as of Oct. 7.

Two cases have been confirmed at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School, resulting in the closure of one of its classrooms.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School has two current cases, as does St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Elementary School.

As of Oct. 8, HDSB has nine confirmed cases at its schools.

Abbey Lane Public School and Falgarwood Public School are each currently dealing with two confirmed student cases.

James W. Hill Public School, Pilgrim Wood Public School, W.H. Morden Public School and West Oak Public School all have one confirmed student case of COVID-19.

There is currently one confirmed staff case at Maple Grove Public School.

Once the quarantine period for potentially-exposed students ends, and no new cases are reported, the outbreaks will be declared over and the schools will be removed from the Halton Public Health lists.

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