LATEST UPDATE: 11 schools now closed in Peel Region as COVID spreads in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon
Published March 19, 2021 at 2:43 am
Geographic boundaries are of no concern to COVID-19 as the virus continues to pummel Peel Region forcing the closure of 11 schools across Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
Ten of the elementary schools are within the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and one is in the Peel District School Board. The schools have been closed to stop the spread of the virus and, in some cases, because there are not enough teachers to fill in for isolating colleagues.
Students at all the affected schools will switch to remote learning for the time being.
St. Sofia on Havenwood Dr. in Mississauga appears to be getting hit the hardest as 10 students and five teachers were infected with the virus which initially led to the closure of seven classrooms until the entire school was closed.
Other Mississauga schools closed are St. Bernard of Clairvaux on Escada Dr., St. Valentine on Heatherleigh Ave., San Lorenzo Ruiz on Barondale Dr. and St. Matthew on Kingsbridge Garden Circle.
Brampton has two schools currently shutdown, St. Alphonsa on Olivia Marie Rd. and St. Bonaventure on McCrimmon Dr.
In Caledon, St. John Paul II on Bolton Heights Rd., St. John the Baptist on Landsbridge St. and St. Cornelius on Innis Lake Rd.
The Catholic board has also closed 74 classrooms.
Tonight the public board announced the closure of Lorenville Public School on Lorenville Dr, in Brampton. That school was reporting nine cases of the virus.
The public board is also reporting 132 classrooms have been shut down.
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