Coronavirus: 11 new COVID cases in Barrie schools today

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Coronavirus: 11 new COVID cases in Barrie schools today
Coronavirus: 11 new COVID cases in Barrie schools today

There are 18 new COVID-19 cases being reported in schools across Simcoe County today, including 11 in Barrie.

There are 55 total active COVID-19 cases being reported by local school boards at Simcoe County schools as of 4 p.m. on Nov. 15.

As of Monday, the Simcoe County District School Board has changed how it is reporting cases on its advisory board.

There are two schools that no longer have cases listed on the board. Instead, the school board notes that the health unit has taken over reporting cases at Terry Fox Elementary School and W.C. Little Elementary School, both in Barrie.

As of Monday, the health unit is now reporting six active cases at Terry Fox (two more than the school board listed on Friday) and five active cases at W.C. Little (three more than were listed on Friday).

The health unit does not report on affected classrooms. As of Friday, three classrooms had been affected at Terry Fox, and two at W.C. Little.

The school board is reporting one new case at Ferndale Woods Elementary School in Barrie as of Monday. The health unit declared an outbreak at the school on Nov. 12.

Maple Grove Public School in Barrie has two cases today, and one affected classroom.

Trillium Woods Elementary School in Barrie is reporting one case and one affected classroom today.

Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie is reporting one new case today, as is Nantyr Shores Secondary School in Innisfil. No classrooms are affected in regards to those cases.

A new case is being reported today and a classroom closure at St. John Paul II Catholic School in Barrie. This adds to one case and classroom closure previously reported at the school.

Innisfil Central Public School is reporting one case, and one affected classroom.

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