Oshawa French-language school closed after COVID outbreak

By Glenn Hendry

Posted on November 29, 2021 at 9:39 a.m.

A second school in Durham has closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak – this time a French-language elementary school in Oshawa.

EEC Corpus-Christi, located on Hillside Avenue, reported its first positive case early last week. By the weekend, six students and one staff member tested positive and three classrooms were closed, forcing the school to close to classroom learning.

The decision was made by the MonAvenir Catholic School Board, which is responsible for learning French in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The decision was made in consultation with Durham Public Health and students will begin distance learning from Tuesday.

There are at least 17 schools in Ontario’s publicly funded school boards that are now closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and more than 1,500 cases of the virus in provincial schools.

Clarington’s Enniskillen Public School was closed for a week after an outbreak that affected more than 20 students. On Friday, 14 children were still isolating themselves at home.

The province reported 964 new cases of the virus on Sunday, the highest total since May 30. Two cases of the new Omicron variant have also been reported: both in the Ottawa area.

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