Seven more students and several staff have COVID-19 in Hamilton
3 students at Gordon Price Elementary School have the virus
Seven more students and two staff members in Hamilton have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three students at Gordon Price Elementary School tested positive for the virus on Friday, according to the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board database.
No outbreak will be declared because "public health has determined there is no epidemiological link between this and previous cases" at the school, says a letter to the community.
Students and staff members associated with the person who tested positive will self-isolate for 14 days, the letter says.
A student at Saltfleet District High School also tested positive for the virus on Friday, as well as a student at Pauline Johnson Elementary School. Close contacts will self-isolate, the schools say.
Also on Friday, another student at Ancaster High School tested positive. The student wasn't in the building when there would have been a risk of exposure, says a letter to families, and public health considers the risk to other students and staff low.
Catholic school board
Two staff members and one student in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Distrcit School Board have received positive tests for COVID-19.
The staff member who tested positive at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School was last in the building on Nov. 20. The staff member who tested positive at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School was last there on Nov. 24.
A St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School student who tested positive was last at the school on Nov. 20.
Ten students and five staff across the catholic board are reported as currently having the virus.