COVID-19 Outbreaks in Schools
Parents, students and staff have an understandable interest in knowing when a COVID-19 positive case has been identified in their school. Any confirmed cases of COVID-19 that involve a student or a staff member in a school setting will be posted by the Ministry of Education.
Notice of any outbreaks in schools within the region of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) will be posted below.
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).
Management of COVID-19 in Schools
In the event of a confirmed case in a school, the EOHU will work with the school to determine epidemiological links (e.g., individuals in the same class, or that are part of the same before/after school care cohort, or that have assigned bus seats in close proximity to each other). The EOHU will determine which cohorts are high risk contacts requiring isolation. If the EOHU advises that a class, cohort or a school should be closed for a period of time, parents, students and staff will be notified immediately. (See the letter for parents on how public health and schools will manage any possible cases of COVID-19 at school.)
Notifying the School Community
Where a confirmed case of COVID-19 is a potential source of exposure to others in a school setting, the EOHU acts accordingly to notify those at risk of exposure. There may be variations in the delivery of notifications from case to case depending on the circumstances of the case in question. Where there is no risk of exposure, notification is not required.
COVID-19 Outbreaks in Schools
Data is published weekdays at 10:30 a.m.
|School||School Board||Date Declared||Date Declared Over|
|Glengarry District High School||Upper Canada District School Board – UCDSB||2021-02-19||2021-02-27|
|École secondaire catholique L'Escale||Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien – CSDCEO||2020-12-24||2021-01-12|
|École élémentaire catholique La Source||Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien – CSDCEO||2020-12-09||2020-12-18|
|Al Rashid Islamic Institute – Boarding School||2020-12-04||2020-12-17|
|École élémentaire catholique Saint-Isidore||Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien – CSDCEO||2020-12-02||2020-12-16|
|École élémentaire catholique de Casselman : Pavillon Sainte-Euphémie||Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien – CSDCEO||2020-11-25||2020-12-04|
|École secondaire publique L'Héritage||Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario – CEPEO||2020-11-06||2020-11-23|
|Eamer's Corners Public School||Upper Canada District School Board – UCDSB||2020-11-01||2020-11-16|
|École élémentaire catholique Embrun : Pavillon Saint-Jean||Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien – CSDCEO||2020-09-21||2020-10-28|