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5 schools in Vaughan, Markham, Aurora closed due to COVID-19

139 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in YRDSB, 47 cases in YCDSB as of March 29
March 30, 2021
Scarlett Liu

Five more schools in Vaughan, Markham and Aurora have been closed due to COVID-19.

In Vaughan, Glen Shields P.S. reported a new case of COVID-19 over the weekend and the school has been closed to in-person learning until April 8.

Thornhill Woods P.S. has also been closed, with two cases of COVID-19. The school will reopen April 19.

Wilshire E.S. reported one new case and has three confirmed cases in total. The school has decided to close to students for operational reasons on March 29 and will reopen April 7.

Henderson Avenue P.S. in Markham reported one new case on March 28, and there are four confirmed cases in total. The school is closed to students from March 29 to April 19.

Aurora’s Holy Spirit CES is closed as well until April 9, with one confirmed case.

Eight other schools in Vaughan have new cases of COVID-19.

Anne Frank P.S., Dr. Roberta Bondar P.S., Viola Desmond P.S., and Guardian Angels CES each have a new case of the virus, while St. Peter CES has one new case and two closed classrooms.

Kleinburg P.S. reported two new cases and has three confirmed cases in total and Pierre Berton P.S. reported three more cases and five in total, while the school remains open.

In an already-closed Catholic elementary school, St. Padre Pio, one more case of COVID-19 was reported. The school now has three confirmed cases and it will reopen April 6.

Baythorn P.S., Rouge Park P.S., William Berczy P.S., and Woodland P.S. each have a new case of COVID-19.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES and St. Michael Catholic Academy each have one new case and one closed classroom.

Five Richmond Hill schools have new cases of COVID-19.

Beverley Acres P.S, Beynon Fields P.S., MacLeod’s Landing P.S. and Sixteenth Avenue P.S. each have a new case of the virus, while Doncrest P.S. reported two new cases.

In Newmarket, Poplar Bank P.S. and Stonehaven E.S. each have a new case of COVID-19, and J.L.R. Bell P.S. has one new case and two confirmed cases in total.

Two Stouffville schools, Glad Park P.S. and Wendat Village P.S., each have a new case of the virus.

Dr. G.W. Williams S.S. in Aurora and King City S.S. in King each reported a new case, as well.

York Region Public Health says it will communicate directly with people who had contact with the cases.

York Region District School Board and York Catholic District School Board will make sure that all appropriate measures are being taken.

For up-to-date information on active cases in York Region, please see the map of COVID-19 cases, closed classes and outbreaks in York Region schools and child-care centres.

Public Health reminds students and families not to enter school if they are feeling sick or have had close contact with a confirmed case or with someone who is showing symptoms of COVID-19.