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COVID-19 Advisory

COVID-19 Advisory Section

As part of its updated interim public health measures and guidance, the Ministry of Education has suspended COVID-19 reporting requirements for schools, including contact tracing, cohort/class dismissals, notification of confirmed COVID-19 cases in schools and advisory reporting. This section will no longer be used to report the number of active COVID-19 cases at the school.

To support ongoing monitoring and transparency, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will continue to provide class-level reporting of known cases of COVID-19. Principals who are notified by a parent/guardian or staff member of a positive COVID-19 test result will be required to notify any affected classes and/or cohorts. A positive test result can be from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). As per past practice, the notification will be in the form of a letter which will only be sent to the affected class and/or cohort.

Case reporting will only continue at the class level. Under the updated provincial guidance, students and staff are no longer considered to be high-risk contacts and classes/cohorts will not be dismissed.