Toronto Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks in 5 more schools – .

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Toronto Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks in 5 more schools – .


Toronto Public Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks in five other schools.
In a tweet on Monday, Toronto Public Health (TPH) identified the schools as:

  • Jackman Avenue Public School. The school says on its website that it has five confirmed active cases. Four classes or cohorts are closed.
  • McMurrich Junior Public School. The Toronto District School Board said on Sunday the school would be closed on Monday to allow public health to investigate. Students had to switch to distance learning for now.
  • Saint-Simon Catholic School.
  • St. Wilfrid Catholic School.
  • Regina Mundi Catholic School.

Two or more cases were identified in each of the schools. TPH said it is investigating outbreaks and working with schools to identify close contacts of each infected person.

Once notified, close contacts are advised to stay home, check for symptoms, and undergo testing.

“We continue to work closely with all TO schools to support a safe environment for all of our school communities as we live with # COVID-19,” TPH said on Twitter.

TPH reminds people to stay home if they are not feeling well, to maintain a distance of two meters, and to wear face masks to avoid contracting COVID-19.

According to the COVID-19: City Pandemic Data page, there were 22 outbreaks in schools as of 8:30 a.m. on Monday. The city’s list of schools in the event of an outbreak includes McMurrich Junior Public School, but not the other four schools where outbreaks were declared on Monday evening.

CBC Toronto has contacted TPH for comment.

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