Outbreak declared at Oakville elementary faculty after two confirmed COVID-19 circumstances

An outbreak has been declared at an Oakville elementary faculty on Saturday following two confirmed circumstances of COVID-19.

Halton Public Well being confirmed the outbreak at St. Gregory The Nice, positioned within the space of Sixth Line and Dundas Avenue West, on its website.

Two different faculties within the area are additionally coping with an outbreak – St. Dominic Catholic Elementary Faculty in Oakville and St. Paul Catholic Elementary Faculty in Burlington, declared on Nov. 5 and Nov. three, respectively.

Each faculties are listed by Halton public well being as having two confirmed COVID-19 circumstances every.

In keeping with the province, an outbreak could also be declared when two or extra circumstances with an epidemiological hyperlink are confirmed inside a 14-day interval and if at the least one case might have been acquired within the faculty.

All three faculties stay open.

“The (Halton Catholic District) Board has assured all the mother and father concerned that the circumstances have been remoted and that the remainder of the varsity is secure to proceed to function,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton informed CP24 in an interview on Sunday afternoon.

“And the board operates in shut cooperation with the Halton District Well being Unit, and medical officer of well being is throughout maintaining our youngsters secure.”

Halton area reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing its whole to 2,578.

Whereas he desires Halton to be doing higher with circumstances, the mayor mentioned the area is doing effectively in comparison with different areas within the province.

“If you wish to discuss the place the circumstances are, they proceed to be in long run care, and the intense ones are amongst aged people who find themselves in danger due to related points,” Burton mentioned.

A complete of six long-term care properties and retirement properties in Halton are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to its public health website.