Two COVID-19 infections at St. Catharines public schools

kids in classroom with masks An individual at two St. Catharines elementary schools has tested positive for COVID-19. Another individual has tested positive, affecting elementary schools in St. Catharines and in Thorold.

Two people at two Niagara public schools in St. Catharines have tested positive for COVID-19.

A case was confirmed by Niagara Public Health at E.I. McCulley Public School at 16 Berkley Dr, St. Catharines, and one individual at Lincoln Centennial Public School located at 348 Scott St, in St. Catharines, reported the District School Board of Niagara Friday morning.

Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH) has advised the DSBN that one individual at E.I. McCulley Public
School, and one individual at Lincoln Centennial Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. For
privacy reasons. DSBN does not share the identities of the two individuals.

“As part of COVID-19 case management and infection control protocol, students and staff who had close contact with the two individuals have been contacted and told by NRPH to stay home and self-
isolate,” said a DSBN advisory.

DSBN said custodians will complete a thorough cleaning of each identified school as required. A public health inspector and a public health nurse from the Niagara Region will visit both schools to complete a comprehensive

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 are encouraged to call Niagara Region Public Health for assistance from a Public Health Nurse on the COVID-19 Info-Line. It is staffed Monday to Friday, 9:15 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at 905-688-8248 or toll-free at 1-888-505-6074.

COVID-19 in Niagara schools

The DSBN is currently reporting 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 11 of its schools, with zero closed classrooms. All DSBN schools are open.

Niagara Catholic is reporting 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with four active and 12 resolved, in 12 of its schools. All Niagara Catholic schools are open.

COVID-19 in West Niagara schools

Detailed data as follows for each school board :

District School Board of Niagara

SchoolLocationCasesClosed ClassroomsSchool StatusResolved Cases
Dalewood French Immersion Public SchoolSt. Catharines11Open1
Eden High SchoolSt. Catharines11Open1
E.I. McCulley Public SchoolSt. Catharines11Open0
Ferndale Public SchoolSt. Catharines13Open1
Grimsby Secondary SchoolGrimsby11Open1
Lincoln Centennial Public SchoolSt. Catharines11Open0
Park Public SchoolGrimsby11Open1
Port Weller Public SchoolSt. Catharines12Open1
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary SchoolSt. Catharines11Open1
Stevensville Public SchoolStevensville
(Fort Erie)
Valley Way Public SchoolNiagara Falls11Open1
Welland Eastdale Secondary SchoolWelland35Open3
William Hamilton Merritt Public SchoolSt. Catharines11Open1
Source: District School Board of Niagara

Niagara Catholic School Board

SchoolLocationActive CasesResolved CasesClosure Status
Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary SchoolGrimsby01Open
Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary SchoolSt. Catharines1 1Open
Holy Cross Catholic Secondary SchoolSt. Catharines0 2Open
Lakeshore Catholic High SchoolPort Colborne10Open
Mary Ward Catholic Elementary SchoolNiagara Falls0 1Open
Notre Dame College SchoolWelland10Open
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary SchoolNiagara Falls03Open
St. Andrew Catholic Elementary SchoolWelland10Open
St. Michael Catholic High SchoolNiagara Falls01Open
St. Paul Catholic High SchoolNiagara Falls01Open
St. Alfred Catholic Elementary SchoolSt. Catharines01Open
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary SchoolNiagara Falls01Open
Source: Niagara Catholic District School Board

School Board COVID-19 Online Trackers

Both Niagara school boards have online COVID-19 trackers that set out school data that parents can access online.

The District School Board of Niagara launched its tracker page at:

It publishes a table of its schools listed alphabetically and tracks the “date of confirmed positive test” along with confirmed cases in each school, closed classrooms, and school closure status.

For example, the first DSBN school to register a COVID-19 case was Eastdale Secondary School in Welland. It shows the latest test date of Sept 18, 2020. It shows three cases and five closed classrooms.

The boards do not report who was infected, or whether the case relates to a student or staff member.

Niagara Catholic District School Board also launched its COVID-19 school tracker page at:

It specifies in a table the schools, active cases, resolved cases, Closure Status, (open or closed).