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Four new COVID-19 school-related cases reported over the weekend

Positive cases at Bradford, Barrie, Alliston, and Innisfil schools reported by Catholic and public school boards
Bradford District High School. Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday files

Area school boards confirmed four new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County schools, including one in Barrie, over the weekend.

Simcoe County District School Board reported two new cases.

Bradford District High School has one new case, listed in an individual. One classroom has been closed as a result of the positive case. This marks the second case at the school, as they had reported another case on Oct. 1 which has since been marked as recovered.

Nantyr Shores Secondary School also has a reported case in an individual.

A letter sent home to parents and guardians noted that through the health unit's investigation, there have been no high-risk close contacts to the individual identified at the Innisfil school, and they do not recommend having a child test for the virus unless they are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

The school remains open and students may continue coming to class.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Catholic School Board reported a second case at St. Paul’s Catholic School in Alliston. This case was reported Oct. 25, and a classroom has been closed while the rest of the school remains open. The first case at St. Paul’s was reported on Sept. 28, and has since been marked as recovered.

A case was also reported at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie on Oct. 23. No classrooms have been closed as a result of this case, and the school also remains open.

It has not been reported whether any of the new cases are students or staff.

Simcoe County school cases (as of Oct. 25)

  • Sept. 15 – Twin Lakes Secondary School, Orillia (teacher, recovered)
  • Sept. 18 – St. John Vianney Catholic School, Barrie (individual, recovered)
  • Sept. 20 – Father F.X. O’Reilly Catholic School, Tottenham (individual, recovered)
  • Sept. 21 – Bear Creek Secondary School, Barrie (individual, recovered)
  • Sept. 24 – Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School, Barrie (individual, recovered)
  • Sept. 27 – St. Angela Merici Catholic School, Bradford (individual, recovered)
  • Sept. 28 – Admiral Collingwood Elementary School, Collingwood (individual, recovered)
  • Sept. 28 – St. Paul’s Catholic School, Alliston (individual, two classrooms closed, recovered)
  • Sept. 29 – Worsley Elementary School, Wasaga Beach (individual, recovered)
  • Sept. 29 – Goodfellow Public School, Innisfil (individual, recovered)
  • Oct. 1 – Bradford District High School, Bradford (individual, recovered)
  • Oct. 2 – St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, Barrie (individual, recovered)
  • Oct. 2 – École Secondaire Catholique Nouvelle-Alliance, Barrie (individual, recovered)
  • Oct. 7 – St. John Paul II Catholic School, Barrie (individual)
  • Oct. 8 – St. Bernadette Catholic School, Barrie (individual)
  • Oct. 8 – Pine River Elementary School, Angus (individual, recovered)
  • Oct. 12 – Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Collingwood (individual, classroom closed, recovered)
  • Oct. 12 – Father F.X. O’Reilly Catholic School, Tottenham (individual) This is the second case confirmed at the school, there is no classroom closed because of this case.
  • Oct. 13 – St. Marie of the Incarnation, Bradford, (two individuals), one classroom is closed
  • Oct. 14 – Innisdale Secondary School, Barrie (individual, recovered)
  • Oct. 16 – Barrie North Secondary School, Barrie (individual, recovered)
  • Oct. 16 – Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School, Beeton (two individuals)
  • Oct. 19 – St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School, Barrie (individual)
  • Oct. 23 – Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School, Beeton (individual)
  • Oct. 23 – St. Joseph's Catholic High School, Barrie (individual)
  • Oct. 25 – Bradford District Secondary School, Bradford (individual, one classroom closed)
  • Oct. 25 – St. Paul's Catholic School (individual, one classroom closed)
  • Oct. 25 – Nantyr Shores Secondary School, Innisfil (individual)