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New confirmed cases of COVID-19 in HWCDSB schools

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board has several confirmed cases of COVID-19.

October 9, 2020
A staff member and a student at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School have tested positive for COVID-19. Both individuals were last in the school on Friday, October 2, 2020. Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) confirmed the two positive cases late yesterday and have determined through their investigations that there are no school contacts for the staff member, however, the student’s cohort has been directed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) to self-isolate, effective immediately.

A student at St. David Catholic Elementary School has also tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school on Friday, October 9, 2020. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) today. St. David CES and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board are working with Hamilton Public Health Services to facilitate case and contact tracing.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School and Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School each had a staff member confirm positive for COVID-19 today. Hamilton Public Health Services are currently in contact with the schools to identify any individuals who may have come in contact with the staff member and will follow up with them directly.

October 10, 2020
A staff member at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in the school on Friday, October 2, 2020. The positive test result was confirmed on October 9, 2020 by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS). A thorough case investigation of COVID-19 was conducted by HPHS on Saturday, October 10, 2020 and has revealed that there are no school- related close contacts with this individual and therefore no risk to the school.

October 12, 2020
A student at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) late Friday, October 9, 2020. Thanks to Hamilton Public Health Services’ case investigation of COVID-19, there are no school- related contacts with this individual and therefore no risk to the school.

October 13, 2020
A second staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving weekend. The staff member was last in the school on Friday, October 9, 2020. The positive test result was confirmed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) late yesterday. Students/teachers in the same classroom as the COVID positive individual have been instructed by Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS) to self-isolate, effective immediately. HPHS will be following up directly with families whose children have been identified as close contacts of the individuals. Persons who test positive may not return to school until they are cleared by HPHS.

On October 13, a student at St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Hamilton Public Health Services has indicated that there are no school- related close contacts with this individual and therefore no risk to the school.

Out of respect for the privacy of the individual, personal health information and identifiers will not be released.





St. Mary Catholic Secondary School
St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School
St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School

St. David Catholic Elementary School
St. David Catholic Elementary School

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School

Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School
Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School

Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School
Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School