Vaughan, Thornhill, Markham, Richmond Hill, East Gwillimbury schools have new cases of COVID-19

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On Nov. 9, three elementary schools in Woodbridge reported new cases of COVID-19.

Blue Willow Public School of York Region District School Board and St. Veronica Elementary School and St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Elementary School, of York Catholic District School Board reported the cases.

Thornhill's Brownridge Public School also has a new case of the virus.

Bur Oak Secondary School in Markham has a new case, while another Markham school, San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School, has two new cases, and two of its classrooms have been closed.

Five schools in Richmond Hill also reported new cases of COVID-19.

Roselawn Public School has two new cases, while Ross Doan Public School has one, bringing the total confirmed cases there to seven. Father Henri Nouwen Catholic Elementary School has a new case of COVID-19 and four of its classrooms have been closed, St. Anne Catholic Elementary School has one new case, and St. John Paul II Catholic School has one confirmed case and one closed classroom.

Good Shepherd Catholic Elementary School in East Gwillimbury has reported one new case.

Although St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Vaughan has one confirmed case, two classrooms have been closed.

Public Health will communicate directly with those who had contact with the cases. York Region District School Board says all appropriate measures are being taken.

For up to date information on active cases in York Region, please see the map of COVID-19 cases, closed classes and outbreaks in York Region schools and child-care centres.

York Region Public Health reminds students and families not to enter school if they are feeling sick or have had close contact with a confirmed case or with someone who is showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Scarlett Liu, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Economist & Sun