Faculty-specific provincial database reveals almost half of latest circumstances in Ottawa faculties


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There’s additionally one confirmed case with a highschool workers member at De La Salle, a part of the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, in keeping with the database. It’s the solely case recognized in an Ontario secondary faculty.

Elementary faculties in Pickering, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga and Waterloo have additionally reported circumstances.

An outbreak may very well be declared by the native public well being unit, in keeping with the province, if there are two or extra confirmed circumstances in college students, workers or different guests with an epidemiological hyperlink (if circumstances are in the identical class or cohort). An outbreak is also declared if no less than one case might have been contaminated inside the faculty, together with on a college bus or in before- or after- faculty care.

The database tracks four,828 faculties within the province, and four,375 youngster care centres.

There are 4 new circumstances recognized in Ontario youngster care centres — there have been 56 complete circumstances to date, with 30 involving youngsters and 26 involving workers, in keeping with the database.

There have been 18 youngster care centres closed in complete and 64 dwelling settings, together with two that have been just lately closed.

There are energetic circumstances in 9 Ottawa youngster care centres, in keeping with the database.

On Friday, Training Minister Stephen Lecce and Treasury Board president Peter Bethlenfalvy stated the database is a part of a $1.three billion plan that can “guarantee a speedy and clear trade of native COVID-19 information.”

The general public database shall be up to date each weekday with a abstract of circumstances in faculties and licensed youngster care centres.

“Mother and father need to know what we all know,” stated Lecce and Bethlenfalvy, the minister answerable for Ontario’s Digital Service, in a joint assertion.

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