Skip to content

25 new COVID-19 cases at schools in Simcoe County today

There are 88 total active COVID-19 cases being reported by local school boards
MVT stock COVID-19

There are 25 new COVID-19 cases being reported in schools across Simcoe County today.

There are 88 total active COVID-19 cases being reported by local school boards at Simcoe County schools as of 4 p.m. on Nov. 23.

St. Ann's Catholic School in Penetanguishene is reporting one case and one affected classroom.

St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood is reporting one case today, and one affected classroom.

Holy Cross Catholic School in Innisfil is reporting one case today.

Monsignor Lee Catholic School in Orillia is reporting one case, and one affected classroom.

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School is Angus is reporting one new 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. 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 today.

St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford is reporting two new cases today. This adds to one case and affected classroom previously reported at the school.

St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie is reporting one case today, and two affected classrooms.

Ernest Cumberland Elementary School in Alliston has one new case, and one affected classroom.

Forest Hill Public School in Midhurst has one new case and affected classroom today, adding to one case previously reported at the school.

Hewitt's Creek Public School in Barrie is reporting two cases, and one affected classroom today.

Lions Oval Public School in Orillia is reporting one new case.

Trillium Woods Elementary School in Barrie is reporting one case, and one affected classroom.

West Bayfield Elementary School in Barrie is reporting one case and one affected classroom, adding to one case and affected classroom previously reported at the school.

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 (two new today, 10 cases total)
  • Emma King Public School (eight cases total)
  • Maple Grove Public School (11 cases total)
  • Severn Shores Public School (one new today, seven cases total)
  • Tosorontio Central Public School (three new today, six cases total)

The health unit does not report on affected classrooms.

The Simcoe County District School Board has 64 confirmed active cases at 15 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.
  • Forest Hill Public School in Midhurst, two cases, one classroom closure
  • 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 today.
  • Lions Oval Public School in Orillia is reporting one new case.
  • 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

According to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, there are currently 15 active cases spread across 12 schools:

  • Holy Cross Catholic School in Innisfil is reporting one case.
  • Monsignor Lee Catholic School in Orillia is reporting one case, 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. 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 today, 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 today, 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, three 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, three cases
  • Severn Shores Public School, Cumberland Beach, declared Nov. 18, seven cases
  • Emma King Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 17, eight cases
  • Maple Grove Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, 11 cases
  • St. Joan of Arc Secondary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, two 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

About the Author: Jessica Owen

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.
Read more