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
|School||Location||Cases||Closed Classrooms||School Status||Resolved Cases|
|Dalewood French Immersion Public School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||1|
|Eden High School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||1|
|E.I. McCulley Public School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||0|
|Ferndale Public School||St. Catharines||1||3||Open||1|
|Grimsby Secondary School||Grimsby||1||1||Open||1|
|Lincoln Centennial Public School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||0|
|Park Public School||Grimsby||1||1||Open||1|
|Port Weller Public School||St. Catharines||1||2||Open||1|
|Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||1|
|Stevensville Public School||Stevensville|
|Valley Way Public School||Niagara Falls||1||1||Open||1|
|Welland Eastdale Secondary School||Welland||3||5||Open||3|
|William Hamilton Merritt Public School||St. Catharines||1||1||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. Andrew Catholic Elementary School||Welland||1||0||Open|
|St. Michael Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open|
|St. Paul Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open|
|St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||1||Open|
|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).