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Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

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At HWDSB, we will inform students, families and staff about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools, in alignment with Ministry of Education guidelines.

We will post information to this page when we receive Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) confirmation of a confirmed COVID-19 case involving a student or staff member in a school setting. To protect their privacy, we will not identify the student or staff member that has tested positive for COVID-19.

If PHS advises HWDSB that a class, cohort or school should be temporarily closed, we will inform the school community immediately.

Find COVID-19 information and resources from Hamilton Public Health Services, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

*According to COVID-19 Guidance: School Outbreak Management, an outbreak in a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff (or other visitors) in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school (including transportation and before/after school care).

Confirmed Cases in Schools

The information here will be updated upon notification of confirmed cases by Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS).

Date Location Staff or Student (#)
December 1 Ancaster High School Student
December 1 Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School Student
December 1 Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School Student
December 2 Ancaster High School Student
December 2 Queensdale Elementary School Student
December 2 R.A. Riddell Elementary School Student
December 2 Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School Staff*
December 2 Remote Learning Program Student (2)
December 3 Waterdown District High School Student
December 3 Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School Staff
Date Location Staff or Student (#)
November 2, 2020 Orchard Park Secondary School Student
November 2, 2020 Winona Elementary School Student
November 2, 2020 James MacDonald Student
November 3, 2020 Orchard Park Secondary School Student
November 4, 2020 Ancaster High School Student
November 5, 2020 Ancaster High School Student
November 5, 2020 Shannen Koostachin Elementary School Staff
November 6, 2020 Bernie Custis Secondary School Student (2)
November 6, 2020 Westmount Secondary School Student
November 6, 2020 Shannen Koostachin Elementary School Staff
November 6, 2020 Janet Lee Elementary School Staff
November 7, 2020 Ancaster High School Student
November 8, 2020 Eastdale Elementary School Student
November 8, 2020 Lake Avenue Elementary School Student
November 8, 2020 Franklin Road Elementary School Staff
November 8, 2020 Shannen Koostachin Elementary School Student
November 9, 2020 Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School Student
November 9, 2020 Queensdale Elementary School Student
November 9, 2020 Ridgemount Elementary School Student
November 10, 2020 Orchard Park Secondary School Student
November 11, 2020 Bernie Custis Secondary School Student
November 14, 2020 Helen Detwiler Elementary School Student
November 15, 2020 Hess St. Elementary School Student
November 15, 2020 Dundas Central Elementary School Staff
November 16, 2020 Orchard Park Secondary School Student
November 17, 2020 Helen Detwiler Elementary School Student
November 18, 2020 Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School Student
November 19, 2020 Waterdown District High School Student
November 19, 2020 Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School Student (2)
November 20, 2020 Prince of Wales Elementary School Student
November 22, 2020 Remote Elementary School Student
November 22, 2020 Glen Echo Elementary School Staff
November 22, 2020 R.L. Hyslop Elementary School Student
November 22, 2020 James MacDonald Elementary School Student
November 22, 2020 Westview Elementary School Student
November 23, 2020 A.M. Cunningham Elementary School Student
November 23, 2020 Spencer Valley Elementary School Student (2)
November 24, 2020 Remote Elementary School Student
November 26, 2020 Westmount Secondary School Student
November 26, 2020 Ancaster High School Student
November 27, 2020 Gordon Price Elementary School Student (3)
November 27, 2020 Ancaster High School Student
November 27, 2020 Saltfleet District High School Student
November 27, 2020 Pauline Johnson Elementary School Student
November 29, 2020 Remote Elementary School Student
November 29, 2020 Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School Student
November 29, 2020 Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School Staff (2)*
November 29, 2020 Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School Staff*
November 29, 2020 Saltfleet District High School Students (3)
November 30, 2020 Glendale Secondary School Student
November 30, 2020 Waterdown District High School Students (2)

*According to COVID-19 Guidance: School Outbreak Management, an outbreak in a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff (or other visitors) in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school (including transportation and before/after school care).

Date Location Staff or Student (#)
October 2, 2020 Sherwood Secondary School Student
October 7, 2020 Huntington Park Elementary School Student
October 7, 2020 Frank Panabaker Elementary School (North Campus) Staff
October 9, 2020 Sherwood Secondary School Student
October 10, 2020 Bennetto Elementary School Student
October 10, 2020 Bennetto Elementary School Student
October 10, 2020 Bennetto Elementary School Student
October 12, 2020 Shannen Koostachin Elementary School Staff*
October 13, 2020 Flamborough Centre Elementary School Student
October 13, 2020 Shannen Koostachin Elementary School Staff*
October 13, 2020 System Alternative Education – Rebecca Street location Staff
October 13, 2020 Tiffany Hills Elementary School Student
October 15, 2020 Queen Victoria Elementary School Staff
October 17, 2020 Westdale Secondary School Student
October 17, 2020 Dalewood Elementary School Staff
October 18, 2020 Tiffany Hills Elementary School Student
October 18, 2020 Highview Elementary School Staff
October 19, 2020 Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School Student
October 19, 2020 Saltfleet District High School Student
October 19, 2020 Glendale Secondary School Staff
October 21, 2020 Gordon Price Elementary School Student
October 21, 2020 Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School Student
October 21, 2020 Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School Student
October 21, 2020 Lake Avenue Elementary School Student
October 21, 2020 Dundana Elementary School Staff
October 21, 2020 Frank Panabaker Elementary School Staff
October 22, 2020 Highview Elementary School Student
October 22, 2020 Dundas Valley Secondary School Student
October 24, 2020 Highview Elementary School Student
October 25, 2020 Tiffany Hills Elementary School Student
October 26, 2020 Dundas Valley Secondary School Student
October 28, 2020 Ray Lewis Elementary School Student
October 29, 2020 Ridgemount Elementary School Student
October 29, 2020 Helen Detwiler Elementary School Student

*The Outbreak has been declared over as of October 21. According to COVID-19 Guidance: School Outbreak Management, an outbreak in a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff (or other visitors) in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school (including transportation and before/after school care).

Date Location Staff or Student (#)
September 27, 2020 R.L. Hyslop Elementary School Student
Updated on Thursday, December 03, 2020.
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