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:

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