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COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

Student case confirmed at Newmarket High; 34 schools under active surveillance in York Region, 1 more child care centre outbreak; no weekend update for Ontario
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Newmarket (reported Saturday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m.)

Schools

Licensed child care facilities

  • 1 child care centre case (1 child)
  • 1 child care centre outbreak
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 14 at Magic Kingdom Learning Centre

York Region (reported Saturday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m.)

Schools

  • 3 school outbreaks*
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 13 at Holy Name Catholic School, King City (2 students, 4 staff)
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, Woodbridge (6 (+1) students, 2 staff) 
    • 8-day outbreak closed Sept. 30 at Blue Willow, Woodbridge
  • 2 schools closed
  • 86 (+3) total confirmed cases
  • 63 (+3) students
  • 23 staff/visitors
  • 62 (+2) schools under surveillance, 34 (+2) active**:
    • Newmarket High School (1 student); Huron Heights Secondary (1 student, 1 staff); Terry Fox (1 student); Sir William Mulock Secondary (1 student) in Newmarket
    • St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High (1 student, 1 classroom closed) in Aurora 
    • King City P.S. (1 student) in King City
    • Wendat Village (1 student); Glad Park (1 student) in Whitchurch-Stouffville
    • Charles Howitt (1 student); Walter Scott (1 staff); Richmond Green Secondary (1 student); Richmond Hill High (1 student); Bayview Hill (1 staff)  in Richmond Hill
    • Louis-Honor Frechette (1 student); Bakersfield (2 students); St. Elizabeth Catholic High (1 student, 1 classroom closed); Baythorn (2 students); Carrville Mills (2nd investigation, 1 student); St. Michael Catholic Academy (1 student, 2 (+1) classrooms closed); Bayview Glen (1 staff); Stephen Lewis Secondary (1 student) in Thornhill
    • David Suzuki (1 staff); Parkland (1 student); Middlefield Collegiate (1 student); Markham District High (2 students); Legacy (1 student); Coppard Glen (1 student) in Markham
    • St. Gabriel the Archangel (1 student); Elder's Mill (2 students); Woodbridge P.S. (1 student); Guardian Angels (1 student); Holy Cross Academy (1 student, 1 staff) in Woodbridge
    • Romeo Dallaire (1 student, 1 staff); Nellie McClung (1 staff) in Maple
  •  25 schools no longer under surveillance

*An outbreak is declared when 2 or more cases are confirmed within a 14-day period, with at least one case acquired in the school

**Schools with a laboratory-confirmed case that was not transmitted within the school 

Licensed child care facilities

  • 2 (+1) active child care centre outbreaks*
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 16 at Torah Tots Preschool, Markham (2 children)
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 14 at Magic Kingdom Learning Centre, Newmarket
  • 4 (+2) cases child
  • 4 cases staff/visitors
  • 4 closed child care centre outbreaks

*An outbreak is declared with one or more confirmed case in children or staff

Ontario (reported Friday, Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m.) no weekend update:

Cases in schools

  • 1,242 (+98) school-related cases
  • 690 (+55) students
  • 195 (+12) staff
  • 357 (+31) individuals not identified (as student or staff) 
  • 485 (+34) of 4,828 schools with a case (9.34%)
  • 1 case at the York Catholic District School Board office, Aurora
  • 1 case at the York Region District School Board site, Newmarket
  • 5 schools closed

Cases in child care centres and homes

  • 292 (+11) cases at child care centres and homes
  • 171 (+7) children, including in York Region:
    • 1 child, Pris-T-Gis Montessori School, Markham
    • 1 child, Magic Kingdom Learning Centre, Newmarket
    • 1 child, Terry Fox School Age Program, Newmarket
    • 1 child, Montessori School House, Maple
    • 1 child, Netivot HaTorah Day School, Thornhill
    • 2 children, Community of Maple Child Care/Father John Kelly
    • 1 child, Bloomfield Jr Academy Montessori, Richmond Hill
  • 121 (+4) staff, including in York Region:
    • 1 staff, Over the Rainbow Children's Centre, Woodbridge
    • 1 staff, Legacy Child Care, Markham
    • 1 staff, Le Club Bond Lake, Richmond Hill
  • 127 (-2) of 5,220 child care centres with current cases (2.43%)
  • 34 (+2) child care centres currently closed (.65%)

York Region Public Health reminds parents and guardians to check your child daily for symptoms of COVID-19. For more information and resources, including how to protect yourself and others, visit york.ca/SafeAtSchool
 
You can download Canada’s COVID Alert in Apple and Google app stores or visit ontario.ca/covidalert




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