Under the new provincial public health guidance, schools are not considered a “highest risk setting”, and local public health units will no longer be conducting case and contact management for COVID-19 cases within a school/classroom setting.  

As such, we will not be receiving confirmation from Halton Public Health of positive cases in our school community. The new public health guidance also notes that families are not required to inform the school if their child tests positive for COVID-19 on a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test.   

Although schools are no longer required to report cases of COVID-19 to their community, we have made the decision at HCDSB that when schools receive information of a positive Rapid Antigen or PCR test, they will be notifying the families and staff in the class who may have been exposed

We will no longer be reporting cases in the COVID-19 Advisory Board, as case counts may not be indicative of actual COVID-19 cases within a school or within the system.

Absenteeism Reporting

Schools will be required to monitor and report student and staff absences to the Ministry of Education, as well as any potential school closures. This data will be published at www.ontario.ca beginning January 24, 2022.

The Ministry of Education also requires schools to report when absenteeism rates rise to a level of approximately 30% or more above baseline to their local Public Health Unit. 

If absenteeism rises 30% above baseline, a letter will be sent home to families at that school/in that classroom, and the school closure will be posted on the COVID-19 Advisory Board.

School NameClosed ClassroomsClosed Schools
Ascension Catholic Elementary00
Assumption Catholic Secondary00
Bishop P. F. Reding Catholic Secondary00
Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary00
Christ the King Catholic Secondary00
Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary00
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary00
Holy Cross Catholic Elementary00
Holy Family Catholic Elementary00
Holy Rosary (Burlington) Catholic Elementary00
Holy Rosary (Milton) Catholic Elementary00
Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary00
Lumen Christi Catholic Elementary00
Notre Dame Catholic Secondary00
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary00
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary00
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary00
Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary00
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary00
St. Andrew Catholic Elementary00
St. Anne Catholic Elementary00
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary00
St. Benedict Catholic Elementary00
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary00
St. Brigid Catholic Elementary00
St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Elementary00
St. Christopher Elementary00
St. Dominic Catholic Elementary00
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary00
St. Francis Assisi Catholic Elementary00
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary00
St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary00
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary00
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary00
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary00
St. John (Burlington) Catholic Elementary00
St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary00
St. Joseph (Acton) Catholic Elementary00
St. Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Secondary00
St. Luke Catholic Elementary00
St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary00
St. Mark Catholic Elementary00
St. Mary Catholic Elementary00
St. Matthew Catholic Elementary00
St. Michael Catholic Elementary00
St. Nicholas Elementary00
St. Patrick Catholic Elementary00
St. Paul Catholic Elementary00
St. Peter Catholic Elementary00
St. Raphael Catholic Elementary00
St. Scholastica Elementary00
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary00
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary00
St. Timothy Catholic Elementary00
St. Vincent Catholic Elementary00
Thomas Merton Adult and Continuing Education – BURLINGTON00
Thomas Merton Adult and Continuing Education – MILTON00
Thomas Merton Adult and Continuing Education – OAKVILLE00
School NameClosed ClassroomsClosure Status