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Seven new COVID cases confirmed at Simcoe County schools

There are now 22 active COVID cases from Simcoe County schools, and no outbreaks reported

According to area school boards, there were 22 active COVID cases in schools in Simcoe County as of the end of the day on Sept. 14.

Simcoe County District School Board three new cases for a total of eight active cases in its schools. 

The new cases are at Alliston Union Public School, Emma King Public School (Barrie), and Fieldcrest Elementary School (Bradford). 

The other five active cases include: 

  • One case at Admiral Collingwood Elementary School,
  • One at Alliston Union Public School (in addition to the new one reported today),
  • One at East Oro Public School,
  • One at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, and
  • One at Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School. 

There are two classrooms closed at Alliston Union Public School, one classroom closed at Emma King Public School, and one classroom closed at Fieldcrest Elementary School. 

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board reported four new cases including two cases at St. Bernadette Catholic School in Barrie (two classrooms are closed), and two cases at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (no classrooms are closed). 

There are eight other active cases previously reported in Catholic schools in Simcoe County, including: 

  • There are three cases and three classrooms closed at Barrie's Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School, and two cases and two classrooms closed at St. Nicholas Catholic School, also in Barrie
  • There are two cases and two classrooms closed at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Innisfil. 
  • There is one case and one classroom closed at St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford. 

There are no new local cases in the French public school board. Conseil scolaire Viamonde, reported one student case in the region at Roméo-Dallaire High School in Barrie on Sept. 13. 

COVID case counts are also unchanged locally in the French Catholic board. Mon Avenir Conseil Scolaire Catholique, reported one staff case yesterday at ÉÉC Marguerite-Bourgeois, which is located in Borden.  

School boards are required to post regular, public updates on COVID cases linked to their schools. A case in a school does not automatically indicate that person caught COVID-19 at the school. 

Anyone who was in close contact with the infected person will be notified by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. 

Not all school boards specify whether a case is a student or staff member.