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COVID-19 case reported at Collingwood elementary school

A classroom at St. Mary's school has been closed because of the confirmed case
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The Catholic school board is reporting a case of COVID-19 at St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood today, the first case at a Collingwood school since students went back to in-person learning on Feb. 8.

One classroom at the Saunders Street school has been closed as a result of this case.

Two Simcoe County schools have had new outbreaks declared by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit this week: Maple Grove Public School in Barrie and St. Theresa's Catholic High School in Midland. Both schools currently have two active COVID-19 cases, with two classroom closures.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is responsible for declaring a COVID-19 outbreak in the region. According to the health unit site, an outbreak is declared at a school when student and/or staff have confirmed COVID-19 cases that can be linked to the educational setting.

Also as of March 3, there are three other new cases of COVID-19 being reported at Simcoe County schools. 

A new case and classroom closure is being reported at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Bradford, adding to one case and classroom closure at the school that had been previously reported. Fieldcrest Elementary School, also in Bradford, is reporting a new case. There are no classroom closures at the school.

In Barrie, Ardagh Bluffs Public School is reporting a new COVID-19 case and classroom closure today.

As of March 3, at the Simcoe County District School Board, there are currently 24 active COVID-19 cases:

  • One case at Ardagh Bluffs Public School in Barrie, with one classroom closure
  • One case at Fieldcrest Elementary School in Bradford
  • Two cases at Steele Street Public School in Barrie, with two classrooms closed
  • One case at Angus Morrison Elementary School in Angus
  • One case at Cundles Heights Public School in Barrie
  • Two cases at Goodfellow Public School in Innisfil, with one classroom closed
  • Two cases at Maple Grove Public School, with two classroom closed, outbreak declared Mar. 1
  • One case at W.C. Little Elementary School in Barrie, with one classroom closed
  • One case at Wyevale Central Public School in Tiny Township
  • One case at the Orillia campus of the school board's adult learning centre
  • One case at Nantyr Shores Secondary School in Innisfil
  • One case at Coldwater Public School/Moonstone Elementary School
  • Two cases at Lions Oval Public School in Orillia
  • One case and one classroom closure at Georgian Bay District Secondary School in Midland
  • One case at East Oro Public School in Oro-Medonte, with one classroom closed
  • One case at Eastview Secondary School in Barrie, with one classroom closed
  • Two cases at W.H. Day Elementary School in Bradford
  • One case and one classroom closed at Terry Fox Elementary School (Barrie)
  • One case at Tottenham Public School

At the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, there are currently 12 active COVID-19 cases:

  • St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood has one case, with one classroom closure, reported Mar. 3
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Bradford has one case, with one classroom closure, reported Feb. 24
  • Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Bradford has two cases, with two classroom closures, reported on Mar. 2
  • St. Theresa's Catholic High School in Midland has two cases, with two classroom closures, reported on Feb. 28, outbreak declared Mar. 1
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Angus has one case, with one classroom closure, reported on Feb. 17
  • St. James Catholic School has one case, with no classroom closures, reported on Feb. 19
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School has one case, with one classroom closure, reported on Feb. 26
  • St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School has one case, with one classroom closure, reported on Feb. 21
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford has two cases, with one classroom closure, reported on Feb. 23

The health unit will contact those who are considered to have had high-risk exposure to a known case of COVID-19.


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Jessica Owen

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Jessica Owen brings 15 years of experience to her role as reporter for Village Media, primarily covering Collingwood and education.
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