Eight Durham schools, including three in Whitby, now closed to in-class learning


Published December 16, 2021 at 5:18 pm

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Eight schools in Durham Region have now shut their doors as the Omicron variant spreads through classrooms.

Thirty-seven students have now tested positive for the virus with more to come as contact tracing efforts pick up steam. With the Christmas break almost upon us, it is likely the closed schools will remain shuttered until the new year. EE Corpus Christi in Oshawa, which had a school-wide outbreak last month, declared their outbreak over Monday.

Principals will be in touch with parents and students at all the affected schools with return date updates.

Durham Region schools closed include:

  • Ajax High School (Ajax)
  • Donald Wilson High School (Whitby)
  • William Stephenson PS (Whitby)
  • Winchester PS (Whitby)
  • Hillsdale PS (Oshawa)
  • Pierre Trudeau PS (Oshawa)
  • Duke of Cambridge PS (Clarington)
  • Father Fenelon CS (Pickering)
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