The CDSBEO works in collaboration with local public health units and other local health partners to ensure that schools can re-open safely. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case within a CDSBEO school, local public health authorities are responsible for determining if an outbreak exists, declaring an outbreak, and providing direction on outbreak control measures to be implemented.
An outbreak in a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school (including transportation and before or after school care).
For complete details on the Ministry of Education directive, please visit: www.ontario.ca/covid-19-management-schools
For a link to the provincial COVID-19 data visit: COVID-19 Cases in Schools and Child Care Centres
CDSBEO COVID-19 Reporting
|School Name||Date||No. of Cases||School Closure||Class Closure|
|St. Thomas Aquinas CHS||December 20, 2020||<5||No||No|
|St. Matthew CSS||January 5, 2021||<5||No||No|
|St. Patrick Catholic School||January 5, 2021||<5||No||No|
CDSBEO Cumulative Totals
|Total cases of COVID-19||Active: 3||Resolved: 33|
|Total class closures due to COVID-19||21|
|Total school closures due to COVID-19||2|