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

4 Newmarket schools remain under surveillance, outbreak ended at child care centre; 2 York Region schools remain in outbreak, total school cases remain at 94, 1 new child care case; Ontario reports 121 more school cases, tallying 1,419 at 508 schools
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Newmarket (reported Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.)

Schools

Licensed child care facilities

  • 1 child care centre case (1 child)
  • 1 child care centre outbreak
    • 6-day outbreak declared closed Oct. 20 at Magic Kingdom Learning Centre

York Region (reported Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.)

Schools

  • 3 school outbreaks*
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 13 at Holy Name Catholic School, King City (7 students, 4 staff)
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, Woodbridge (6 students, 2 staff) 
    • 8-day outbreak closed Sept. 30 at Blue Willow, Woodbridge
  • 2 schools closed
  • 94 total confirmed cases
  • 69 students
  • 25 staff/visitors
  • 65 schools under surveillance, 37 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
    • Toronto Montessori Bayview (1 staff); 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
    • Eitz Chaim (1 student); 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. Peter (1 staff); 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 active child care centre outbreaks*
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 20 at private home daycare (1 caregiver)
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 16 at Torah Tots Preschool, Markham (2 children)
  • 4 cases children
  • 5 (+1) cases staff/visitors
  • 5 (+1) closed child care centre outbreaks
    • Outbreak closed Oct. 20 at Magic Kingdom Learning Centre, Newmarket (1 child)

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

Ontario (reported Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m.):

Cases in schools

  • 1,419 (+121) school-related cases
  • 810 (+75) students
  • 223 (+22) staff
  • 396 (+24) individuals not identified (as student or staff) 
  • 508 (+25) of 4,828 schools with a case (10%)
  • 1 case at the York Catholic District School Board office, Aurora
  • 1 case at the York Region District School Board site, Newmarket
  • 4 schools closed

Cases in child care centres and homes

  • 323 (+21) cases at child care centres and homes
  • 191 (+14) children, including in York Region:
    • 1 child, Magic Tree Childcare, Aurora
    • 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
    • 1 child, The Children's Path, Woodbridge
  • 132 (+7) 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
  • 126 (+6) of 5,228 child care centres with current cases (2.45%)
  • 40 (+5) child care centres currently closed (.77%)

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
 
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