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 141 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Ontario schools and 95 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 22: Fifty-one more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools on Tuesday. Twenty-six cases were detected among students, seven were found in staff and the details on 18 other infected individuals were not provided. Ontario reported 478 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The province says 116 of its 4,828 publicly-funded schools have now seen at least on COVID-19 case and two schools are closed.

New GTA schools with a COVID-19 case:

  • ·         l’École secondaire catholique Saint-Charles-Garnier in Whitby
  • ·         École élémentaire Antonine-Maillet in Oshawa
  • ·         St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga
  • ·         Donald A. Wilson Secondary School in Whitby
  • ·         Williamsburg Public School in Whitby
  • ·         St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School in Milton
  • ·         Maple Grove Public School in Oakville
  • ·         Sunningdale Public School in Oakville
  • ·         Castlemore Public School in Brampton
  • ·         Gordon Graydon Senior Public School in Brampton
  • ·         Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton
  • ·         Kingswood Drive Public School in Brampton
  • ·         Lougheed Public School in Brampton
  • ·         Mayfield Secondary School in Caledon
  • ·         Port Credit Secondary School in Mississauga
  • ·         Ray Lawson Public School in Brampton
  • ·         Treeline Public School in Brampton
  • ·         Walnut Grove Public School in Brampton
  • ·         St. Alberts Catholic Elementary in Toronto
  • ·         St. Gerald Catholic Elementary in Toronto
  • ·         St. Paul II Catholic Elementary in Toronto
  • ·         Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute in Toronto
  • ·         Emery Collegiate Institute in Toronto
  • ·         Humewood Collegiate Institute in Toronto
  • ·         St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School in Vaughan
  • ·         Maple High School in Vaughan

There were 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario childcare centres on Tuesday, including 7 in the GTA.

September 21: Eighteen more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools over the weekend. Eight cases were detected among students, four were found in staff and the details on six other infected individuals were not provided. Ontario reported 425 new COVID-19 infections on Monday.

The province says 75 of its 4,828 publicly-funded schools have now seen at least one COVID-19 infection, and one school is closed.

New GTA schools with a COVID-19 case:

  • ·         Loyola Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga
  • ·         Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School in Caledon
  • ·         Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering
  • ·         St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Oakville
  • ·         Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School in Ancaster, Ont.
  • ·         Plum Tree Park Public School in Mississauga
  • ·         St. Basil-the-Great College School in Toronto
  • ·         Richview Collegiate Institute in Toronto
  • ·         Carrville Mills Public School in Thornhill
  • ·         Dr. Roberta Bondar Public School in Maple
  • ·         Tommy Douglas Secondary School in Vaughan

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario childcare centres.

Toronto: 7

Durham: 1

Peel: 4

York: 2

Halton: 0

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:

  • 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