COVID-19 cases confirmed at two Catholic schools in St. Catharines Niagara

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There are now six confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to schools in Niagara since students returned to class.

On Saturday evening, the Niagara Catholic District School Board issued a press release indicating that a person at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School in St. Catharines has tested positive.

The person, unknown whether a staff member or a student, is isolated, the Catholic council says.

School staff are working with Niagara Region Public Health and will fully comply with all requirements, the board added.

The school principal sent a letter to the parents, says Niagara Catholic.

In the same statement, the board confirmed that the COVID-19 case was linked to Holy Cross Catholic High School.

According to the Catholic Board, it has been “determined that there is no risk of exposure to the Holy Cross Catholic High School community.”

The individual in this case is also self-isolating under the direction of public health, says Niagara Catholic.

Three cases of the virus have been confirmed in people at Eastdale High School in Welland, the most recent announced by the Niagara District School Board on Friday.

The first case at East Welland High School was confirmed on September 18 and the second two days later.

Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School in Niagara Falls was the first school in Niagara to report that an individual was infected with COVID-19, Niagara Catholic announced on September 17.

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