COVID-19 Reporting of Confirmed Cases

In accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, this page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student or staff member in a school setting in Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. 

For all confirmed cases, families and staff at the school will be notified. Local Public Health units will communicate with close contacts directly about any next steps they need to take, e.g. testing, self-isolation or self-monitoring of symptoms. 

Important: A positive case at a school does not necessarily mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community.

Due to privacy concerns, confirmed cases will no longer be identified as either student/child or staff/provider/partner . These "individuals" include unidentified students/children or staff/providers/partners but not visitors or parents. In cases where a staff/provider/partner works at more than one school location - e.g. occasional or itinerant staff, bus drivers, etc, the case will only be reported on this website for the most current location, in order to more accurately reflect the number of cases. If the case affects multiple school communities, all affected school communities will be notified directly. 

If there is no information provided, there are no active, confirmed cases. Once cases are resolved, they will be removed from the website.

To learn more about our COVID Protocols and related updates, please click here.

Last updated 2021-Apr-9 at 8:10 p.m.

School Name             Active Confirmed
Cases of COVID-19
Status               
Dr. Ross Tilley Public School 2 School Open
Courtice Secondary School 1 School Open
Dr. GJ MacGillivray Public School 2 School Open
Newcastle Public School 2 School Open
Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School 3 School Open
Harold Longworth Public School 1 School Open
Grafton Public School 1 School Open
Cobourg Collegiate Institute 11 School Closed
Ganaraska Trail Public School 1 School Open
North Hope Public School 1 School Open
Clarington Central Secondary School 2 School Open
John M. James Public School 1 School Open
Kenner Collegiate Vocational School 1 School Open
Bowmanville High School 2 School Open
Campbellford DHS                         1 School Open

COBOURG COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE TRANSITIONS TO ONLINE LEARNING

April 6, 2021

Dear Students, Staff, and Families of Cobourg Collegiate Institute,

As we continue to work with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) on responding to the six confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our school, we want to inform you that we have made the decision today to close the school to in-person learning and transition all students to virtual learning.

It is important to note that the Health Unit has not declared an outbreak at the school at this time because in all cases there is evidence of exposure outside of the school.

However, out of caution for the health of students and staff, and in collaboration with HKPRDHU, beginning tomorrow, all students will transition to virtual learning for the remainder of the week.

We will provide families with further communication to confirm a return date to in-person learning as we near the end of the April break.

We appreciate that this news may be concerning for our students, staff and parents. We want to assure everyone that we continue to work closely with the Health Unit to monitor and respond to this issue.

Those identified as close contacts have already been contacted by public health and have been instructed to self-isolate for 14 days from their last exposure to COVID-19. HKPRDHU’s investigation is ongoing and the Health Unit will continue to contact any additional cases and close contacts impacted.

Any families who require additional technology support from the school during this period of virtual learning are asked to contact the school to arrange for a device. 

To protect yourselves, your children and the community, the Health Unit recommends that you: stay home if you are sick; complete daily self-screening; continue to physically distance from others as much as possible; wear a mask when indoors, on a bus, or when you cannot maintain a two metre distance outside; clean hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer; cough and sneeze into your sleeve; avoid touching your face; avoiding sharing personal items with others; and avoid close contact with anyone who is ill.

For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.hkpr.on.ca/covid-19  For information in different languages, please visit Multilingual COVID-19 Resources | Public Health Ontario

We will continue to let families know of any further developments

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Jamie Patenall
Principal