A second person at Eden High School in St. Catharines has tested positive for COVID-19.
A case was confirmed by Niagara Public Health at the school located at 535 Lake St in St. Catharines, reported the District School Board of Niagara Monday morning.
Previous to today’s case, the first COVID-19 case at the high school was announced by the DSBN on Oct. 4. The case was marked as resolved by the DSBN on Oct. 14.
The individual is currently in self-isolation and students and teachers who have had direct contact with the individual have been contacted by Niagara Public Health. Those contacted will be advised to stay home and self-isolate.
For privacy reasons, DSBN does not share the identities of the infected people in its district.
As per protocol, DSBN said custodians will complete a thorough cleaning of the school. A public health inspector and a public health nurse from the Niagara Region will visit the school to complete a comprehensive assessment. Eden High School has preventative protocols in place include the use of PPE, washing hands and social distancing.
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 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 15 of its schools, with two closed classrooms. There are 17 resolved cases. All DSBN schools are open.
Niagara Catholic is reporting 12 active cases of COVID-19, with 17 resolved, in 16 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||0||Open||1|
|Ferndale Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1|
|Governor Simcoe||St. Catharines||1||1||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||Niagara Falls||1||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|
|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||0||2||Open|
|Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open|
|Lakeshore Catholic High School||Port Colborne||0||1||Open|
|Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open|
|Notre Dame College School||Welland||0||1||Open|
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||3||Open|
|St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School||Welland||1||0||Open|
|St. Martin Catholic Elementary School||Smithville||4|
|St. Mary Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||2||0|
|St. Michael Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||3||Open|
|St. Paul Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open|
|St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open|
|St. Charles Catholic Elementary School||Thorold||1||0||Open|
|St. James Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||2||0||Open|
|St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School (St. Catharines)||St. Catharines||1||0||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).