Three people have tested positive for COVID-19 at three different schools in the Niagara Region
A person at A.N. Myer Secondary School in Niagara Falls, one at Quaker Road Public School in Welland, and another at St. John Continuing Education Centre in St. Catharines has tested positive for COVID-19.
Students and staff at the schools, located at 6338 O’Neil St. in Niagara Falls and 333 Quaker Rd in Welland were exposed to COVID-19 while each individual was infectious, the District School Board of Niagara reported Monday.
Niagara Region Public Health has determined that there is a low risk to the school community at the St. John learning centre located at 145 Niagara Street in St. Catharines, so operations are continuing as normal, the Niagara Catholic advisory said Tuesday.
The infected individuals are currently in self-isolation. NRPH is in the process of contacting all students and staff who had direct contact with the infected people. Those contacted will be advised to stay home and self-isolate.
As per protocol, DSBN said custodians will complete a thorough cleaning of the public schools. A public health inspector and a public health nurse from the Niagara Region will visit the school to complete a comprehensive assessment.
The school board said staff from both schools are working with Niagara Region Public Health and will comply with all requirements.
For privacy reasons, DSBN and Niagara Catholic do not share the identities of COVID-19 infected people in their schools.
Community members with questions about COVID-19 can call Niagara Region Public Health’s
COVID-19 Info-Line for assistance from a Public Health Nurse, which 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 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 22 of its schools, with 16 closed classrooms and 20 resolved cases. All DSBN schools are open.
Niagara Catholic is reporting 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2 active and 35 resolved, in 19 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||Who was infected?|
|A.N Myer Secondary School||Niagara, Falls||1||1||Open||0||Unknown|
|Dalewood French Immersion Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Diamond Trail Public School||Welland||1||7||Open||0||Unknown|
|Eden High School||St. Catharines||2||2||Open||1||1 student, 1 unidentified|
|E.I. McCulley Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Ferndale Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Glynn A Green Public School||Pelham||1||0||Open||1||Child at YMCA daycare|
|Governor Simcoe||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Grimsby Secondary School||Grimsby||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Lincoln Centennial Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Martha Cullimore Public School||Niagara Falls||1||1||Open||0||1 student|
|Park Public School||Grimsby||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Port Colborne High School||Port Colborne||2||3||Open||0||2 staff|
|Port Weller Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Prince Philip French Immersion Public School||Niagara Falls||2||0||Open||2||1 student, 1 unknown|
|Quaker Road Public School||Welland||1||1||Open||0||Unknown|
|Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Stevensville Public School||Stevensville|
|Valley Way Public School||Niagara Falls||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Welland Eastdale Secondary School||Welland||3||0||Open||3||Unknown|
|Westdale Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|William Hamilton Merritt Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
Niagara Catholic School Board
|School||Location||Active Cases||Resolved Cases||Closure Status||Who was infected?|
|Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School||Grimsby||1||1||Open||Unknown|
|Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|Lakeshore Catholic High School||Port Colborne||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|Notre Dame College School||Welland||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||3||Open||Unknown|
|St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School||Welland||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|St. Charles Catholic Elementary School||Thorold||0||1||Open||1 staff member|
|St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary||Wainfleet||1||?||Open||1 staff member (Ontario govt reporting)|
|St. James Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||2 students|
|St. John Continuing Education Centre||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||Unknown|
|St. Martin Catholic Elementary School||Smithville||0||10||Open||4 students, 4 staff, 2 unidentified|
|St. Mary Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|St. Michael Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||3||Open||Unknown|
|St. Paul Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||1||Open||1 staff members|
|St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open||Unknown|
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).