Ontario students slowly returned to the classroom in September amid concerns over rising COVID-19 infections in the community.

Thus far, there have been a total of 72 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Ontario schools and 76 in licensed child-care facilities.

CP24  will be updating this breakdown with the latest information provided daily by the Ontario government as it becomes available.

September 18: Eleven more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools. Five cases were found among students and none were found among staff, while details on six individuals were not provided.

Sixty schools have reported a confirmed case of COVID-19.

New GTA schools with a COVID-19 case:

  • St. Cecilia Elementary School in Brampton
  • Nottingham Public School in Ajax
  • Emily Carr Public School in Oakville
  • Folkstone Public School in Brampton
  • Goldcrest Public School in Brampton
  • York Memorial Collegiate Institute in Toronto
  • Blue Willow Public School in Woodbridge

There are four new COVID-19 cases connected to child-care facilities, one in a child and three in a staff member. Regional breakdown of child-care facilities with a COVID-19 case:

Toronto: 5

Durham: 1

Peel: 4

York: 1

September 17: Twenty-one more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools. Five cases were found among students and four were found among staff, while details on 12 individuals were not provided.

New GTA schools with a COVID-19 case:

  • St. Raphael Elementary School in Mississauga
  • St. Valentine Elementary School in Mississauga
  • Eden Rose Public School in Brampton
  • Ingleborough Public School in Brampton
  • Mountain Ash Public School in Brampton
  • Robert J. Lee Public School in Brampton
  • Tribune Drive Public School in Brampton
  • William Parkway Public School in Brampton
  • School for Experiential Education in Toronto
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School in Markham

There are two new COVID-19 cases connected to child-care facilities, one in a child and one in a staff member. Regional breakdown of child-care facilities with a COVID-19 case:

Toronto: 5

Durham: 1

Peel: 1

September 16: Twelve more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools. Six cases were found among students and four were found among staff, while details on two individuals were not provided.

GTA schools with a COVID-19 case:

  • ·         The Valleys Senior Public School in Mississauga
  • ·         Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia
  • ·         York Mills Collegiate in Toronto
  • ·         Brookhaven Public School in Toronto

Regional breakdown of child-care facilities with a COVID-19 case:

Toronto: 9

York: 1

Peel: 1

September 15: Fourteen more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools. Four of those cases were in students and four were in staff member, health officials said. Six were not identified. The province has previously said they will not say if a parent or family member of a student enrolled in a school has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

GTA schools with a COVID-19 case:

  • École Ronald-Marion in Pickering
  • St. Joseph Secondary School in Mississauga
  • Mapleridge Public School in Pickering
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School in Oakville
  • Oodenawi Public School in Oakville
  • Briar Public School in Mississauga
  • John Fraser Secondary School in Mississauga
  • Louise Arbour Secondary School in Brampton
  • North Field Office in Brampton
  • Ross Drive Public School in Brampton
  • Ruth Thompson Middle School in Mississauga
  • Bloordale Middle School in Toronto
  • Charles G Fraser Junior Public School in Toronto
  • Don Mills Middle School in Toronto
  • Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto
  • Little Rouge Public School in Markham

Regional breakdown of child-care facilities with a COVID-19 case:

  • Toronto: 8
  • Peel: 1

These cases come as Ontario confirms 251 new novel coronavirus infections in the province.

September 14: Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools. One of those cases was in a child and another was in a staff member, health officials said. As it stands, there are 15 lab-confirmed cases in Ontario schools and 58 in child-care facilities.

GTA schools with a COVID-19 case:

  • École Ronald-Marion in Pickering
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School in Oakville
  • Oodeenawi Public School in Oakville
  • North Field Office in Brampton
  • Ross Drive Public School in Brampton
  • Briarwood Public School in Mississauga
  • John Fraser Secondary School in Mississauga

Regional breakdown of child-care facilities with a COVID-19 case:

  • Toronto: 7
  • Peel: 1
  • York: 1

These cases come as Ontario confirms more than 300 new novel coronavirus infections in the province.

September 11: Officials launched a new website dedicated to tracking cases of COVID-19 in Ontario schools and child-care centres. On this day, they said there were a total of 13 school-related cases of COVID-19. Four of those cases were in students while nine were in staff. Here are the school breakdowns:

  • Ottawa: 6
  • Pickering: 1
  • Oakville: 2
  • Brampton: 2
  • Mississauga: 1
  • Waterloo: 1

There has also been 56 positive novel coronavirus cases in licensed Ontario child-care facilities. Thirty cases were in children while 26 were in staff. Eighteen child-care centres and 64 home child-care agencies have been closed.