A second COVID-19 case has been confirmed at a Niagara Falls public school.
The first case was identified on Nov. 18. This evening, the District School Board of Niagara was notified that a second individual at Prince Philip French Immersion Public School has tested positive for COVID-19.
The individual has been self-isolation since the first case was confirmed and has not been to the school since Nov. 17.
Niagara Region Public Health has assessed the case to determine additional exposure. Students and staff who have had close contact with the individual are being contacted and will be told to self-isolate.
“Prince Philip and the DSBN will continue to work collaboratively with Niagara Region Public Health to ensure the school meets all the health and safety protocols required,” said a DSBN advisory.
COVID-19 in Niagara schools
The DSBN is currently reporting 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 16 of its schools, with three closed classrooms. All DSBN schools are open.
Niagara Catholic is reporting 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 11 active and 17 resolved, in 17 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
|School||Location||Cases||Closed Classrooms||School Status||Resolved Cases|
|Dalewood French Immersion Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
|Eden High School||St. Catharines||2||2||Open||1|
|E.I. McCulley Public School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||1|
|Ferndale Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
|Governor Simcoe||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
|Grimsby Secondary School||Grimsby||1||0||Open||1|
|Lincoln Centennial Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
|Park Public School||Grimsby||1||0||Open||1|
|Port Weller Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
|Prince Philip French Immersion Public School||Niagara Falls||2||1||Open||0|
|Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
|Stevensville Public School||Stevensville|
|Valley Way Public School||Niagara Falls||1||0||Open||1|
|Welland Eastdale Secondary School||Welland||3||0||Open||3|
|Westdale Public School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||1|
|William Hamilton Merritt Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
Niagara Catholic School Board
|School||Location||Active Cases||Resolved Cases||Closure Status|
|Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School||Grimsby||0||1||Open|
|Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open|
|Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open|
|Lakeshore Catholic High School||Port Colborne||1||0||Open|
|Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open|
|Notre Dame College School||Welland||1||0||Open|
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||3||Open|
|St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open|
|St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School||Welland||0||1||Open|
|St. Charlies Catholic Elementary School||Thorold||1||0|
|St. James Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||2||0||Open|
|St. Martin Catholic Elementary School||Smithville||6||0||Open|
|St. Mary Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||2||0||Open|
|St. Michael Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||3||Open|
|St. Paul Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open|
|St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||1||0|
|St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open|
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: https://www.dsbn.org/covid-19-information/covid-19-public-advisory.
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: https://niagaracatholic.ca/covid-19-advisories/
It specifies in a table the schools, active cases, resolved cases, Closure Status, (open or closed).