Orangeville District Secondary School records two more cases of COVID-19; Centre Dufferin removed from active list

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Two more cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at Orangeville District Secondary School, according to the latest update from the school’s website.

Both cases, which were announced to parents/guardians and staff on Dec. 15, do not appear at this time to be connected. Only one class has been closed in relation to one of the cases. The other case has not resulted in any closures.

“Public health has determined that one case does not create any risk to other students or the public beyond the general community risk,” said principal Patrick Hamilton. “Our building is safe and remains open to staff and students.”

Centre Dufferin District High School was removed from the Upper Grand District School Board’s list of schools with active cases, suggesting their single case has been resolved.

As of 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, there are five active COVID-19 cases in Dufferin County schools within the UGDSB. For more information on current reported COVID-19 cases within the Upper Grand District School Board, please visit their reporting page.

· Spencer Avenue Elementary School - Orangeville (2 active cases, 2 class closures)

· Orangeville District Secondary School - Orangeville (3 active case, 1 class closure)

Current to Dec. 16, WDGPH has identified 37 active cases across Dufferin County, with a total of six newly confirmed cases from their previous update on Dec. 15. There are 407 cases in the area that been resolved. Five individuals are currently hospitalized.

More information regarding COVID-19 cases and trends within WDGPH’s borders is available on their COVID-19 reporting page. Municipal data can now also be found by visiting the ‘Cases by Municipality’ tab under each region.

Tabitha Wells/Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Orangeville Banner