Durham school boards reporting 70 active COVID-19 cases, including 15 at now closed school in Courtice


Published October 1, 2021 at 9:25 am

There are 70 active cases of COVID-19 in Durham Region schools, including 15 at Monseigneur Leo Cleary Catholic School in Courtice that forced the school’s closure on September 25.

At the Durham District School Board the number of active cases has reached 32, including eight students at Pringle Creek Public School in Whitby. Twenty-one classrooms across the board have been shuttered.

There are 15 current cases of the virus at Durham Region Catholic School Board, including three students at St. Anne Catholic School in Oshawa.

At the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board there are 22 active cases at Clarington schools, with 15 coming from Leo Cleary. The only other local school reporting more than two students testing positive is Holy Family Catholic School in Bowmanville, which is reporting three.

There is just one COVID-19 case at a Clarington school at the Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board.

On the vaccination front, Durham’s public school board is reporting that 86.2 per cent of staff and trustees are fully vaccinated. That still leaves more than 1,300 employees who are not vaccinated, chose not to disclose their status or have not yet submitted the required forms.

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