New COVID-19 case detected at Pelham elementary school

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An unidentifed person at a Pelham elementary has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual at Glynn A Green Public School, in Fonthill, has not been identified. As a policy the District School Board of Niagara refuses to identify the individual or whether they are a student or staff member citing privacy reasons.

The Bench News requested further information from the DSBN. Board spokesperson Carolyn Loconte said: “For privacy reasons, we don’t disclose the identity of the individual, including name or whether they are a student or staff.”

Students and staff who had close contact with the individual are being contacted and told by Niagara Regional Public Health to stay home and self-isolate, the school board reported.

DSBN said custodians will complete a thorough cleaning of the school. A public health inspector and a
NRPH public health nurse is expected to visit the school to complete a comprehensive assessment.

COVID-19 in Niagara schools

The DSBN is currently reporting 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 17 of its schools, with four closed classrooms and 17 reslved cases. All DSBN schools are open.

Niagara Catholic is reporting 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 8 active and 26 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

SchoolLocationCasesClosed ClassroomsSchool StatusResolved Cases
Dalewood French Immersion Public SchoolSt. Catharines10Open1
Eden High SchoolSt. Catharines22Open1
E.I. McCulley Public SchoolSt. Catharines11Open1
Ferndale Public SchoolSt. Catharines10Open1
Glynn A Green Public SchoolPelham11Open0
Governor SimcoeSt. Catharines10Open1
Grimsby Secondary SchoolGrimsby10Open1
Lincoln Centennial Public SchoolSt. Catharines10Open1
Park Public SchoolGrimsby10Open1
Port Weller Public SchoolSt. Catharines10Open1
Prince Philip French Immersion Public SchoolNiagara Falls11Open0
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary SchoolSt. Catharines10Open1
Stevensville Public SchoolStevensville
(Fort Erie)
10Open1
Valley Way Public SchoolNiagara Falls10Open1
Welland Eastdale Secondary SchoolWelland30Open3
Westdale Public SchoolSt. Catharines11Open1
William Hamilton Merritt Public SchoolSt. Catharines10Open1
Source: District School Board of Niagara

Niagara Catholic School Board

SchoolLocationActive CasesResolved CasesClosure Status
Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary SchoolGrimsby01Open
Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary SchoolSt. Catharines02Open
Holy Cross Catholic Secondary SchoolSt. Catharines02Open
Lakeshore Catholic High SchoolPort Colborne01Open
Mary Ward Catholic Elementary SchoolNiagara Falls01Open
Notre Dame College SchoolWelland01Open
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary SchoolNiagara Falls03Open
St. Alfred Catholic Elementary SchoolSt. Catharines02Open
St. Andrew Catholic Elementary SchoolWelland01Open
St. Charlies Catholic Elementary SchoolThorold10
St. James Catholic Elementary SchoolSt. Catharines20Open
St. Martin Catholic Elementary SchoolSmithville90Open
St. Mary Catholic Elementary SchoolNiagara Falls02Open
St. Michael Catholic High SchoolNiagara Falls03Open
St. Paul Catholic High SchoolNiagara Falls01Open
St. Theresa Catholic Elementary SchoolSt. Catharines10
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: 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).