HWDSB has its first confirmed COVID-19 case since reopening 

Hamilton Public Health confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the school system since it reopened.

A staff member at the Umbrella Family and Child Centre’s of Hamilton’s before and after school program at Templemead Elementary School has tested positive.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is working with public health officials to facilitate case and contact tracing.

Public health will also determine who needs to be self-isolated and the duration.

In the Niagara Catholic District School Board, a positive case of COVID-19 was reported at Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School.

No word if it’s a student or staff member.


  1. The Umbrella Family program have limited contact with the broader school population. Only those children who use the before and after program or younger children using the program as daycare. There is no indication that they became infected because they worked in a facility attached to the school.

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