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Four new COVID cases reported at three Orillia schools

There are two new cases at Orchard Park, one at Monsignor Lee and one at OSS, according to today's report
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There was a new case of COVID-19 reported at Orillia Seconday School yesterday.

There are 12 new COVID-19 cases being reported in schools across Simcoe County today.

There are 100 total active COVID-19 cases being reported by local school boards at Simcoe County schools as of 4 p.m. on Nov. 24.

Orchard Park Public School in Orillia is reporting two cases, and one affected classroom.

Orillia Secondary School is also reporting one new case.

Monsignor Lee Catholic School in Orillia is reporting one new case today, adding to one case and affected classroom previously reported at the school.

New today at Ferndale Woods Elementary School in Barrie is one case and one affected classroom.

Fieldcrest Elementary School in Bradford is also reporting one case and affected classroom.

There are two new cases and one new affected classroom at Forest Hill Public School in Midhurst. This adds to two cases and one affected classroom previously reported at the school.

Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie is reporting one new case today.

St. John Vianney Catholic School in Barrie is reporting one case and affected classroom today.

As of Nov. 15, the board has changed how it is reporting cases on its advisory board, deferring reporting on certain schools to the health unit. There are now four Barrie schools, one Cumberland Beach school and one Everett school that no longer have cases listed on the advisory board, with the health unit reporting cases at:

  • Terry Fox Elementary School (seven cases total)
  • W.C. Little Elementary School (10 cases total)
  • Emma King Public School (one new today, nine cases total)
  • Maple Grove Public School (one new today, 12 cases total)
  • Severn Shores Public School (seven cases total)
  • Tosorontio Central Public School (six cases total)

The health unit does not report on affected classrooms.

The Simcoe County District School Board has 75 confirmed active cases at 20 schools according to their advisory board. In addition to the cases reported above by the health unit, they are:

  • Ardagh Bluffs Public School in Barrie, four cases, and three affected classrooms
  • Cookstown Central Public School in Cookstown, one case, and one affected classroom
  • Ernest Cumberland Elementary School in Alliston has one new case, and one affected classroom.
  • Ferndale Woods Elementary School in Barrie has one case and one affected classroom
  • Fieldcrest Elementary School in Bradford, one case and affected classroom
  • Forest Hill Public School in Midhurst, four cases, two classroom closures
  • Holly Meadows Elementary School in Barrie, one case, and one affected classroom
  • Hewitt's Creek Public School in Barrie is reporting two cases, and one affected classroom.
  • Lions Oval Public School in Orillia is reporting one case.
  • Orchard Park Public School in Orillia, two cases, and one affected classroom.
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School in Barrie is reporting one case, and one affected classroom.
  • West Bayfield Elementary School in Barrie, two cases and two affected classrooms
  • Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie is reporting one new case
  • Orillia Secondary School, one case

According to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, there are currently 16 active cases spread across 13 schools:

  • Holy Cross Catholic School in Innisfil is reporting one case.
  • Monsignor Lee Catholic School in Orillia is reporting two cases, and one affected classroom.
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic School is Angus is reporting one case, and one affected classroom.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Elmvale is reporting one case.
  • St. Angela Merici Catholic School in Bradford is reporting one case and one affected classroom.
  • St. Ann's Catholic School in Penetanguishene is reporting one case and one affected classroom.
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Barrie is reporting one case and one affected classroom.
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Innisfil is reporting one case and one affected classroom.
  • St. John Vianney Catholic School in Barrie, one case and one affected classroom
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford has three cases, and one classroom affected
  • St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood is reporting one case, and one affected classroom.
  • Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Bradford, one case, and two affected classrooms
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie is reporting one case, and two affected classrooms.

The MonAvenir Catholic School Board has reported one staff member and one student have tested positive at École secondaire catholique Nouvelle-Alliance in Barrie.

At the Conseil scolaire Viamonde, École secondaire Le Caron in Penetanguishene has seven confirmed cases as of Nov. 19.

Current school outbreaks in Simcoe County include:

  • Hewitt's Creek Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 22, three cases
  • Tosorontio Central Public School, Everett, declared Nov. 22, six cases
  • ESC Nouvelle Alliance (secondary school), Barrie, declared Nov. 19, two cases.
  • ES Le Caron secondary school, Penetanguishene, declared Nov. 19, seven cases
  • Forest Hill Public School, Midhurst, declared Nov. 19, four cases
  • St. Ann's elementary school, Penetanguishene, declared Nov. 19, two cases
  • West Bayfield Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, seven cases
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, five cases
  • Severn Shores Public School, Cumberland Beach, declared Nov. 18, seven cases
  • Emma King Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 17, nine cases
  • Maple Grove Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, 12 cases
  • St. Joan of Arc Secondary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, five cases
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation, Bradford, declared Nov. 15, six cases
  • Monsignor Clair Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 15, five cases
  • W.C. Little Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 12, 10 cases
  • Nottawa Elementary School, Clearview Township, declared Nov. 12, three cases
  • Terry Fox Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 10, seven cases
  • St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 1, 11 cases



Jessica Owen

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Jessica Owen brings 12 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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