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Province launches web page making school-specific COVID-19 data available

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The Ontario government has launched a new web page making COVID-19 child care centre and school-specific data publicly available online.

In a news release issued today, the province said the page will be updated every weekday with the most up-to-date COVID-19 information available, including a summary of cases in schools and licensed child care centres. Data will be published at 10:30 a.m.

Schools and school boards report when a school is closed to the Ministry of Education. Data is current as of 2:00 p.m. the previous day.

The web page has the following information break downs:

  • Summary of cases in schools
  • Schools with active COVID-19 cases
  • Summary of cases in licensed child care settings
  • Licensed child care centres and agencies with active COVID-19 cases
  • Where the numbers come from
  • A guideline of what will happen if a COVID-19 case is confirmed at your school

The province began reopening schools this week. All schools will be open by Sept. 21.

As of Friday at 9:30 a.m., 13 cases were reported in publicly-funded schools. Impacted schools are in Ottawa, Pickering, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga and Waterloo. There are also 56 cases in licensed child care settings. Impacted child care or home agencies are in Toronto, Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Waterloo, Brantford, Caledonia, Orleans, and Waterdown.