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New COVID case reported at north-end Barrie school, one classroom closed

There are currently 15 active cases in schools across Simcoe County, according to local school boards and the health unit
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Innisfil Central Public School has been declared in outbreak after four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, according to the public school board. One classroom has been closed.

While the outbreak was declared officially on Feb. 16, the health unit listed the outbreak on their website on Feb. 23.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is responsible for declaring a COVID-19 outbreak in the region. According to the health unit site, an outbreak is declared at a school when student and/or staff have confirmed COVID-19 cases that can be linked to the educational setting.

Also new as of Feb. 23, there is a case being reported at Bradford District High School where no classrooms are closed.

There is also a new case being reported at Terry Fox Elementary School in Barrie, with one classroom closed.

As of Feb. 23, at the Simcoe County District School Board, there are currently nine active COVID-19 cases:

  • One case at Bradford District High School
  • One case and one classroom closed at Terry Fox Elementary School (Barrie)
  • One case and one classroom closed at Alliston Union Public School
  • Four cases and one classroom closed at Innisfil Central Public School
  • One case at Tottenham Public School
  • One case and two classrooms closed at Banting Memorial High School (Alliston)

At the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, there are currently four active COVID-19 cases:

  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Angus has one case, with one classroom closure, reported on Feb. 17
  • St. James Catholic School has one case, with no classroom closures, reported on Feb. 19
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School has one case, with one classroom closure, reported on Feb. 13
  • St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School has one case, with one classroom closure, reported on Feb. 21

There is a current outbreak at an unnamed private school in Simcoe County and it involves two confirmed cases, according to the health unit’s reporting.

The health unit will contact those who are considered to have had high-risk exposure to a known case of COVID-19.



Jessica Owen

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Jessica Owen brings 11 years of experience to her role as regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering County of Simcoe matters, education and features
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