COVID-19 case found in child care centre at HWDSB school

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) confirmed its first case of COVID-19 found in a school a week after students returned for the year

A staff member of the Umbrella Family and Child Centre’s of Hamilton’s before-and-after school program at Templemead Elementary School was the person who tested positive with the virus.

HWDSB is working to sanitize the location and go through contact tracing with Hamilton Public Health.

“Our priority is the health and safety of the children and staff in our before- and after-school program,” Umbrella Family and Child Care Centres of Hamilton Executive Director Darry Hall said in the release. 

“We are working in partnership with the school board to ensure that we continue to follow all public health protocols and communicate information with families related to this confirmed COVID-19 case.”

Public Health will contact any positive connections and work with the school board to identify any additional contacts that might require follow-up.

The public school board is responsible for safe sanitization of the school and surrounding area that might have been infected. 

Most students returning to in-class instruction this fall began full day instruction on Wednesday.

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